This touching collection of stories focuses on the lives of ordinary people from Christchurch, New Zealand, who have had to cope with the devastation caused by the earthquakes that struck the city on September 4, 2010 and Febraury 22, 2011. Going beyond simply imparting details of the physical damage caused, this book highlights the stoicism of the people of Christchurch as they dealt with the ongoing aftershocks and undertook the massive task of rebuilding their city and their lives. From tales of innovation in times of adversity, to those of grief and loss.They are the poignant and moving, yet often revealing and healing interviews of people from various backgrounds, who despite their differences are now united by a common experience.
Used availability for Fiona Farrell's The Quake Year
October 2012 : New Zealand Paperback