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Kate Sweeney

Kate Sweeney

Decatur Library Auditorium

May 6, 2014, 7:15p.m.

What happens when someone we know dies? In American Afterlife, Kate Sweeney weaves together a collective portrait of illuminating stories—of a funeral director, an obituary writer, even a Midwestern museum that takes us back in time to meet our death-obsessed Victorian progenitors—revealing something larger: a landscape that feels at once strange and familiar, one that’s by turns odd, tragic, poignant, and sometimes even funny.