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Rombo

by Esther Kinsky

Paperback £12.99
Published 5th October 2022, 232 pages
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In May and September 1976, two severe earthquakes ripped through north-eastern Italy, causing severe damage to the landscape and its population. About a thousand people died under the rubble, tens of thousands were left without shelter, and many ended up leaving their homes in Friuli forever. The displacement of material as a result of the earthquakes was enormous. New terrain was formed that reflects the force of the catastrophe and captures the fundamentals of natural history. But it is far more difficult to find expression for the human trauma, the experience of an abruptly shattered existence. In Rombo , seven inhabitants of a remote mountain village talk about their lives, which have been deeply impacted by the earthquake that has left marks they are slowly learning to name. From the shared experience of fear and loss, the threads of individual memory soon unravel and become haunting and moving narratives of a deep trauma.

Details

Rombo
by Esther Kinsky and Caroline Schmidt

ISBN
9781804270035

Publisher
Fitzcarraldo Editions

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
Oct. 5, 2022

Page count
232 pages