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Silent Fury: The El Bordo Mine Fire Reviews

Silent Fury: The El Bordo Mine Fire by Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman

A Silent Fury: The El Bordo Mine Fire

Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman

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Imprint: And Other Stories
Publisher: And Other Stories
Publication date: 8 Jun 2020
ISBN: 9781911508786

Mine fire industrial disaster nonfiction from the bestselling author of Signs Preceding the End of the World

4 stars out of 5
27 Jun 2020

" A Silent Fury is his chance to right a historical wrong, to honour a memory "

This is a book that demands to be read nonetheless. El Bordo is like those other tragedies — Bhopal, Exxon Valdez, Rana Plaza, Grenfell Tower — that someone somewhere wants forgotten. The culpable keep to the shadows, deflecting blame not by negating the truth but by normalising it. The monstrous becomes the mundane, as A Silent Fury shows.