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Publication Date: Feb 19, 2019

256 pp


List Price US: $16.99

ISBN: 978-1-59051-908-0

Trim Size: 5.23 x 7.98 x 0.69 in.


List Price US: $12.99

ISBN: 978-1-59051-910-3

Notes on a Shipwreck

A Story of Refugees, Borders, and Hope

by Davide Enia Translated by Antony Shugaar

“[A] quiet yet urgent memoir…Notes on a Shipwreck rings graphically true…Enia’s understatement and touching humor help keep his own losses in perspective. His personal stories focus and footlight those of his witnesses…the book attests that a sincere engagement with global crises can grow only from a soil of sympathy that’s local and personal.” —New York Times Book Review

“Subtle meditation and devastating detail combine in this journalistic memoir…A potent narrative that builds from matter-of-fact observation through horrific experience toward a metaphysical acceptance that is something like a state of grace.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Affecting…Passionate and compassionate…Enia’s intensely personal voice and his poetic language engage his audience in a difficult subject, producing a powerful result…This intimate look into the realities of the refugee crisis takes readers from emotional disconnect to a profound understanding.” —Shelf Awareness (starred review)

“Fascinating…This account of the migrant crisis is raw and tragic but also uplifting, full of hope, a story of courage, humanity, kindness, strength, and commonality…Enia has a way of gaining the confidence of interviewees that leads to a heart-breaking honesty…[a] brilliant translation of an important book.” —NB

“A haunting memoir about refugees and rescuers, survivors and strangers, fathers and sons. Especially rare—and searing—among the voices [Enia] captures are those of the rescuers, who face the terrible decision about whom to save and whom to abandon…[a] spectacular testimony.” —Christian Science Monitor

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