On the island of Lampedusa, the southernmost a part of Italy, among Africa and Europe, Davide Enia seems within the faces of these who arrive and those that wait, and tells the tale of a person and collective shipwreck. On one facet, a mess in movement, crossing complete international locations after which the Mediterranean Sea below stipulations past any mind's eye. at the different, a handful of fellows and ladies at the border of an period and a continent, attempting to welcome the beginners. within the center is the writer himself, telling of what really occurs at sea and on land, and the failure of phrases within the try and comprehend the current paradoxes.
Enia unearths the emotional outcomes of this touching and disconcerting fact, in particular in his courting together with his father, a lately retired medical professional who concurs to shuttle with him to Lampedusa. Witnessing jointly the general public soreness of these who land and those that retailer them from dying, along the non-public ache of his uncle's sickness, pushes them to reinvent their dating, to forge a brand new and extraordinary discussion that replaces the silences of the past.
By Edward Gibbon