This restrained, poignant graphic novel — written by Silvia Vecchini and illustrated by Antonio Vincenti under his pseudonym Sualzo — draws on real-life events, namely the 6.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Italy three years ago, devastating Apennine towns and villages and causing about 300 deaths. The depiction of the tremor itself is sensitive and effective. Rather than show buildings collapsing as in a disaster movie, the authors adopt a less melodramatic, more intimate approach. Bottles shake on tables. Books tumble from shelves. A mother and daughter cower in the darkness by the light of a torch as strange sounds reverberate through the house around them.