Author(s): Pietro Bartolo; Chenxin Jiang (Translator)
From "the doctor on the front lines of the migrant crisis" (CNN) comes a moving account of his life and work set against one of the signal crises of our time. He shares unforgettable tales of pain and hope, stories of those who didn't make it and those who did.
Bartolo tells us about rescuing everyone he can, burying those he cannot, and saving their stories as if they were his own. This is a personal, urgent and universal book * Gloria Steinem * Through Bartolo we understand that it is impossible to do nothing in the face of such great human need * Vanity Fair * An urgent, wrenching dispatch from the frontline of the defining crisis of our times . . . Bartolo is at once the saviour and the coroner to boatload after boatload of migrants who risk everything to cross the deadly seas. It is also a damning indictment of the broader, collective indifference of humankind to both the drowned and the saved. * Philip Gourevitch *
Pietro Bartolo (Author) Pietro Bartolo was born in Lampedusa sixty years ago to a family of fishermen and grew up working on his father's boat. He returned to Lampedusa after getting his medical degree, and has been running the clinic since 1991.Lidia Tilotta (Author) Lidia Tilotta is a journalist of RAI Regional News and of Mediterraneo.