The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman's Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster (Hardcover)

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A fascinating, incredible true story about the person who spends her life cleaning up after traumas.

"Absolutely stunning."--PopSugar

Before she was a trauma cleaner, Sandra Pankhurst was many things: husband and father, drag queen, gender reassignment patient, sex worker, small businesswoman, trophy wife. . . But as a little boy, raised in violence and excluded from the family home, she just wanted to belong. Now she believes her clients deserve no less.

A woman who sleeps among garbage she has not put out for forty years. A man who bled quietly to death in his living room. A woman who lives with rats, random debris and terrified delusion. The still life of a home vacated by accidental overdose.

Sarah Krasnostein has watched the extraordinary Sandra Pankhurst bring order and care to these, the living and the dead--and the book she has written is equally extraordinary. Not just the compelling story of a fascinating life among lives of desperation, but an affirmation that, as isolated as we may feel, we are all in this together.

About the Author


Sarah Krasnostein is a writer and a lawyer with a PhD in criminal law. A fourth generation American and a third generation Australian, she has lived and worked in both countries. The Trauma Cleaner is her first book.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250101204
ISBN-10: 1250101204
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: April 10th, 2018
Pages: 304
Language: English