Studs Terkel explores the ultimate human experience, that of death and the possibility of life afterward. Death is the one experience we all share but cannot know. In Will the Circle be Unbroken?, a wide range of people address that final experience and its impact on the present in which we live. As well as the elderly and sick, Terkel uses his unique talent to draw on the experiences of those who work closely with the dying - paramedics, police, fire-fighters, doctors, and the recently bereaved. In talking about the ultimate and unknowable culmination of our lives, these people give voice to their deepest beliefs and hopes, reflecting on the lives they have led and what still lies before them. The result is a universal and deeply moving account of death and religion.
Studs Terkel is the author of many books of oral history, including Working. He won the Pulitzer Prize for The Good War. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.