Author Sigismund David Roberts's New Book 'The Echoing Bomb Blast' is a Compelling Account of the Explosion in Jamaica's Hope Riverbed That Killed Three Teens in 1962

Recent release "The Echoing Bomb Blast" from Page Publishing author Sigismund David Roberts is a personal memoir reflecting upon significant events he experienced with his older brother, Howard, during their childhood in Kingston, Jamaica. It is a true story recalling the lasting effects of trauma on their young psyches after they witnessed a deadly explosion of military ordnance that was found by a curious teenager in their town.

​Sigismund David Roberts, a native of Kingston, Jamaica who migrated to the United States to attend college and now works in West Point, Pennsylvania with his wife of 32 years, has completed his new book “The Echoing Bomb Blast”: an evocative autobiographical reflection on his relationship with his brother and the horrific tragedy that remained with them throughout their lives.

The author writes, “You can never be a 100 percent protected from an accident that could take your life away. You could be asleep in bed and a moon rock could come through your roof and take you to eternity. At eight years old, it was my first time hearing an explosion of the magnitude of the explosion in the Hope riverbed on the 10th of March 1962. The earth quaked, and the explosion went up the riverbed and into the mountains and reverberated for several minutes. After the explosion, it was raining rocks for several minutes on top of the tin roof hut. When it stopped raining rocks and the smoke was clearing, Howard and I got off the dirt floor and began looking for a way out. Time seemed to have slowed down as we ran by the teenagers’ bodies among the rocks and driftwoods. My ears were still ringing as we sailed effortlessly through the ravine until we reached home. Warfare with guns and ammunition is the beginning of the end of life on Earth.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Sigismund David Roberts’s engrossing book is a cathartic memoir of a traumatic experience in childhood and an homage to a beloved brother who left too soon.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “The Echoing Bomb Blast” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes & Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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