April 26, 1986, Chernobyl: the reactor core of thenuclear power plant begins to melt.
It is the greatest nuclear disaster of thetwentieth century.
A cloud laden with radionuclides travels thousands of milesin every direction, contaminating a populace unaware of its danger and whocannot protect themselves.
At that time, Emmanuel Lepage was 19 years oldwatching and listening, incredulous, to the news on television. 22 years later, April 2008: he travels toChernobyl to report, both in writing and drawings, about the lives of thesurvivors and their children living on the highly contaminated land.
Upon makingthe decision to travel there, Emmanuel has the feeling that he is defying death,and when he finds himself on a train to Ukraine, where the old power station islocated, a question keeps popping up in his mind: What am I doinghere?
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Idea & Design Works
- Publication Date: 20/08/2019
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9781684054602