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Husband father Cleaner One ePUB #180 drag ueen sex worker wife Sarah Krasnostein's The Trauma Cleaner is a love letter to an extraordinary ordinary life In Sandra Pankhurst she discovered a woman capable of taking a lifetime of hostility and transphobic abuse and using it to care for some of society'. WOWWhat a story My god I never read a story like this one I knew other friends liked this bookbut it was really Esil who inspired me to read this I almost sent my library ebook back to the library thinking I didn t have time to read it or some other excuseI ve started Crime and Punishment so I figured that might be enough trauma hahaBut all I can say is WOW WOW WOW Sarah Krasnostein did a terrific job writing this book sentence after sentence was beautiful and deeply felt often sharing her own relationship to Sandra but the real heroine is Sandra Pankhurst Book or no bookyet some life stories REALLY DESERVE to be writtenand this is one of them I didn t even know that this was going to be the story that it was I thought it was going to be the ins and out of cleaning crime scenes It was that toobut really just a one part It s SANDRA WHO STAYS WITH MEmuch less about her business The founder of Specialized Trauma Cleaning services in Melbourne Australia I fell in love with this extraordinary womanflaws and all Now about my age in her 60 s This is a human survival story like none other I ve read And her heart compassionate heart is bigger than life itself My god Sandra s life growing up was soooo devasting sad She was an adopted unwanted child abused neglected unloved She was kicked out of her home by age 17 married by 18 Sandra was living her life as Peter THE FATHER of two boys while beginning to transition she walked out abandoning her to children We learn about this too Enter prostitutionher drag ueen dayslife of drugs and alcohol as if horrific abuse wasn t enough We get the entire story of how Sandra started her business and all that it entails I thought about readers TRYING to imagine cleaning those homes and thinking that 99% of us know they could never do it Sandra cleans them with loveThis uote sums up my experience of Sanda clear it breaks her heart to see anyone suffer She supports people emotionally helping them let go of emotional trauma as well as their physical nightmares Really beautiful real and inspiring Despite seeing the same shit each day for 21 years Sandra treats each client as uniue in their circumstance and eual in their dignity I asked her once how she manages to maintain that attitude of compassion and absolute non judgment I think it s a drive for me that everyone deserves it because I deserve it as well she explained

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The Trauma Cleaner One Woman's Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death Decay and Disaster

He people she Trauma Cleaner One Woman's Extraordinary PDF or looks after know anything of the complexity of Sandra's own life Raised in an uncaring home Sandra's miraculous gift Trauma Cleaner One PDFEPUB #236 for warmth and humour in the face of unspeakable personal tragedy mark her out as a one of. This book was discombobulating But I like to be discombobulated I practically live for it It s like the author decided to press everyone s red buttons one after another like a kid running along a street pressing everyone s front doorbell parental abuse and neglect transgender transgender rape Drag acts Prostitution Life in a brothel Serious sexual assault male violence leading to murder mental collapse and piles of filthSandra our heroine runs a company which clears up after traumatic incidents like murder and suicide or hard core hoarders with 20 cats and 20 years of cat shit and 20 years of rats and 20 years of hoarding crap This book is as crammed with piles and piles of stuff as the houses of the hoarders Sandra cleans out The title has a double meaning Sandra repairs houses and to some extent we hope lives after trauma but at the same time the author Sarah Krasnostein is gingerly repairing Sandra s own traumatic memories There are two trauma cleaners hereReally it s only a little bit about the gruesome cleaning We get a few chapters on hoarders and how Sandra deals with their obvious distress when she and her team come to finally get rid of the mountains of rotting rubbish jammed into every corner of every room to the point where they only have a tiny patch of a mattress left to sleep on but only in the fetal position It s often sick making be warned that some of these hoarders have had broken overflowing toilets that they haven t had fixed for years that s called wet sualor as oppose to dry sualor It is a real test for your imagination We don t really get any insight into why hoarders hoard how they get in to such dire conditions without any intervention by family members or friends or neighbours but it does seem that they have a lot in common few or no family left no friends left except the bottle and they ve never let anyone in their house for years I was interested in all of that it s why I picked this up but I found out that Sarah s real interest is not in the cleaning or the clients but the cleaner Sandra This is really a sort of biography of Sandra who started out as Peter got married had two kids then transitioned to being a sex working female then ended up running a most peculiar business Sarah met Sandra fell in love than a little bit with this much older woman and tried hard to make sense of her life Nobody including Sandra had ever tried to do that before But Many of the facts of Sandra s past are either entirely forgotten endlessly interchangeable neurotically ordered conflicting or loosely tethered to reality She is open about the fact that drugs may have impacted her memory No matter how many times we go over the first three decades of her life the timeline of dates and place is never clearAlas for me I was never as fascinated by Sandra as Sarah thought I ought to be It seemed all the time as if she could have done without Sarah s endless attempts to reconstruct her many adventures You can almost hear her saying But darl that s all a long time ago and who gives a rat s ass for it I sure don t This isn t a bad book you know it s heart is in the right place but Sarah does not do herself any favours with her real florid prose At the drop of a hat she will rhapsodise about Sandra For one heartbeat she says nothing Just holds her head very still and looks at me through sea blue irises under the high blonde bridges of her eyebrows Great eyes Sandra s Huge strangely healthy looking luminous spheres moving in their sockets like the wet blue earth on its axis Or try this introduction to one of the hoarders called Dorothy As the heartwood of a tree sings to you of thousands of sunlit days and rainy hours specific symphonies of soil and the seasons of weathering and revival that will grant you the structural strength to reach for your share of the light the rotten core of Dorothy s house is a whispered scream that hurtles you backwards through decades of pitch darknessStill The Trauma Cleaner has won awards strangely healthy looking luminous awards than I ve had hot chicken tikka masalas so what the hell do I know right darlsFURTHER READINGWATCHING The Naked Civil Servant by uentin Crisp the autobiography of a defiantly effeminate gay man with perfect recall Stuart A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters a biography of another extremely marginalised person pieced together with great difficulty by the author Sunshine Cleaning a 2008 Amy Adams film that s also about trauma cleaning

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S most in need peopleSandra Pankhurst founded her trauma cleaning business to The Trauma PDFEPUB or help people whose emotional scars are written on their houses From the forgotten flat of a drug addict to the infested home of a hoarder Sandra enters properties and lives at the same time But few of t. You ll just have to read this one for yourself to understand It s a multi layered tale about Sandra Pankhurst who is nearly impossible to describe without just writing a book about her as the author has done She s currently running a business that cleans up crime scenes of all kinds disasters drug labs hoarding situations of property andor animals both current and past scenes which can be filthy dangerous and toxic She knows her stuff like nobody s business and has a crew she manages very efficiently The other part of the story is Sandra herself and each of her rebirths she has gone through each time she s had to pick up and start over what she s gone through getting to where she is in life It s been a tough road which would have broken a lesser person yet still Sandra perseveres despite being ill still trying to help others It s uite a story and worth reading An advance copy was provided by NetGalley and the author Sarah Krasnostein for an unbiased review St Martin s PressApril 10 2018


10 thoughts on “The Trauma Cleaner One Woman's Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death Decay and Disaster

  1. says:

    Recently The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death was popping up in discussion and I had been toying with a re read until fortuitously offered the chance to read Trauma Cleaners What perfect serendipity Don't you wonder just a bi

  2. says:

    The Trauma Cleaner Sandra is a horrible person but the blurb says Sarah Krasnostein's The Trauma Cleaner is a love letter to an extraordinary ordinary life The author excuses the awfulness of her subject every time by harking back to her upbringingSandra then a boy had a traumatic upbringing an adopted child who was rejected and sent to live in a shed in the garden or a bungalow at age 9 11 or 13 his and others' recol

  3. says:

    WOWWhat a story My god I never read a story like this one I knew other friends liked this bookbut it was really Esil who inspired me to read this I almost sent my library ebook back to the library thinking I didn’t have time to read it or some other excuseI’ve started Crime and Punishment so I figured that might be enough trauma hahaBut all I can say is WOW WOW WOW Sarah Krasnostein did a terrific job writing this book sente

  4. says:

    You'll just have to read this one for yourself to understand It's a multi layered tale about Sandra Pankhurst who is nearly impossible to describe without just writing a book about her as the author has done She's currently running a business that cleans up crime scenes of all kinds disasters drug labs hoardin

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    I would give this six stars if I could

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    Most fascinating person everThis is the number 1 most fascinating person I’ve ever come across seriously Her far out life and her far out job just slay me For the entire book my eyes were in startle position and my brain was in wonder warp

  8. says:

    I did not like this book I saw it and thought that sounds like a really interesting job I'm up for reading about that It was not a book about trauma cleaning It was basically a misery memoir I wouldn't have picked it up if I knew this with several of the most irritating features that sometimes pop up in biographies Let's get the issue of gender out the way first Sandra the subject of the book is a trans woma

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    This book was discombobulating But I like to be discombobulated I practically live for it It’s like the author decided to press everyone’s red buttons one after another like a kid running along a street pressing everyone’s front doorbell – parental abuse and neglect transgender transgender rape Drag acts Prostituti

  10. says:

    I recently read Maid which I liked but didn’t love I found the mix of focus on the author’s life and her observations of the people she worked for as a maid somewhat incongruous In a way The Trauma Cleaner does the sa