Just before noon on April 25th, 2015, Nepal sustained a 7.6M earthquake that took the lives of nearly 9000 people and injured another 23,000. Entire villages were flattened, and close to a half million people were displaced. Many of the country's world heritage sites, among them a number of important temples and monuments in Kathmandu's Durbar Square, as well as the city's iconic Darahara Tower, were destroyed.
Five months later, author Don Morreale traveled to Kathmandu University to serve for a month as writer-in-residence. During his stay, he led his students in a project to document their experiences of the disaster. Aftershocks is a compilation of their essays. These stories are a testament to the resilience of a people determined to rebuild their lives and their country, and to come back stronger than ever. All author's proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to ongoing relief efforts in Nepal.