The Optician of Lampedusa

Author: Emma Jane Kirby
Publisher: Allen Lane
Category: True Stories Of Heroism, Endurance & Survival, Reportage & Collected Journalism, Social & Cultural History, Migration, Immigration & Emigration
Book Format: Hardcover

I can hardly begin to describe to you what I saw as our boat approached the source of that terrible noise. I hardly want to. You won't understand because you weren't there. You can't understand. You see, I thought I'd heard seagulls screeching. Seagulls fighting over a lucky catch. Birds. Just birds. The Optician of Lampedusa lives a quiet life with his wife on a remote Mediterranean island. He has seen the headlines about shipwrecked migrants, noticed the reception centre, even crossed paths with the occasional lost soul. Yet it is only when, one sunny October morning, a relaxing boat trip with friends unexpectedly turns into a heartbreaking rescue mission, that he truly comes face to face with the human tragedy unfolding on his doorstep - and on all of our doorsteps.

About Emma Jane Kirby
Emma-Jane Kirby is a broadcast journalist who has reported extensively on international affairs, from Brussels to Afghanistan. She won the Bayeux-Calvados Award for War Correspondents for her report 'The Optician of Lampedusa', on which this book is based.


SKU BK-9780241295281
Barcode # 9780241295281
Brand Allen Lane
Artist / Author Emma Jane Kirby
Shipping Weight 0.1300kg
Shipping Width 14.400m
Shipping Height 1.300m
Shipping Length 22.300m

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