She tells the true story of Lampedusa's only optician and the day that changed his life forever. In October of 2013, the optician and seven of his friends were on a boating trip in the Mediterranean when they heard a strange noise. The Optician of Lampedusa; Emma Jane Kirby 'Poetically written, absorbing, harrowing' The Times 'The raw and emotional account of an optician whose family fishing trip suddenly placed him amid the human tragedy of hundreds of drowning migrants is a story that needed to be told' Fiona Wilson, The Times 'An important book ... Buy The Optician of Lampedusa By Emma Jane Kirby.
It is the account of the 2013 Lampedusa migrant shipwreck, in which a boat travelling from Misrata, Libya, carrying over 500 migrants from Ghana, Somalia and Eritrea, sank. In The Optician of Lampedusa she brings to life the moving testimony of an ordinary man whose late summer boat trip off a Sicilian island unexpectedly turns into a tragic rescue mission. Download The Optician of Lampedusa - Emma Jane Kirby PDF ebook. Buy The Optician of Lampedusa by Emma Jane Kirby from Waterstones today! Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £25. 'The optician of Lampedusa' is the real story of a group of friends who made a difference to 47 people they dragged, dying, from the sea.