The book fatal isolation the devastating paris heat wave of 2003 richard c keller is published by university of chicago press. In fatal isolation the 2003 paris heat wave becomes a site for thinking about excessive anonymous forgotten death keller goes in search of corpses in a space without narrative and brings back valuable fragments of anecdotal lives this is a dense and compelling history with implications for france and beyond. Fatal isolation the devastating paris heat wave of 2003 richard c keller 2015 isbn 9780226251110 240 pages 3500 the university of chicago press anyone who has ever visited paris in august knows that the french capital is unnaturally quiet in this month as an estimated 50 percent of its residents leave for vacation the same thing was true in the summer of 2003 although this time upon . Richard c kellers fatal isolation the devastating paris heat wave of 2003 begins fittingly in a cemetery just outside of paris where many of the forgotten of frances most deadly natural catastrophe are buried in telling some of their stories fatal isolation brings to life the roles . In a cemetery on the southern outskirts of paris lie the bodies of nearly a hundred of what some have called the first casualties of global climate change they were the so called abandoned victims of the worst natural disaster in french history the devastating heat wave that struck in august 2003
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