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Quake Year

Quake Year (Paperback)

By Farrell, Fiona
Other Nicholas, Juliet

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It was interesting what people in the checkout line were buying: it was all comfort food. The man in front of me had eggs, bacon, cigarettes, beer. And here we were buying pink buns. No one was buying sensible emergency rations like baked beans... It was just the most wonderful f...eeling. A sense of hope, like a weed growing out of a crack. Just sitting in the sun listening to beautiful classical music amidst all the devastation... Everyone in Christchurch has their own story of the quakes. There are heroic and brave stories related to the events themselves, and also longer narratives of endurance over 18 months of aftershocks. No one will ever forget this year. In The Quake Year acclaimed author Fiona Farrell interviews people trying to live ordinary lives in extraordinary times. Their stories are moving, poignant, revealing and healing. This unique book takes the reader beyond the physical damage straight into the hearts of survivors, in stories that will touch a chord with every reader. Fiona's text is enhanced by beautiful photographs by acclaimed photographer Juliet Nicholas.
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ISBN 9781927145296
Published NZ 9 May 2012
Publisher Canterbury University Press
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781927145296
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Canterbury University Press
Imprint Canterbury University Press
Published 9 May 2012
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Farrell, Fiona
Other Nicholas, Juliet
Category True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
Australasian & Pacific History
Social & Cultural History
Social Impact Of Disasters
Environmental Impact Analysis
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 232
Dimensions Width: 216mm
Height: 241mm
Dewey Code 993.0412
Weight 757g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text True Stories
ONIX Text General/trade