I Had Never Heard a City Cry Before
‘I had never heard a city cry before
but in the days after Piper Alpha, Aberdeen wept’
by Mike Gibb
From the writer of Forgotten Heroines of the North East and Forgotten Heroes of the North East.
I Had Never Heard A City Cry Before is a novel about two fictional men, the shy and gentle Kenny from Peterhead and the jack-the-lad Steven from Aberdeen, set against the background of the world’s worst oilfield disaster on the Piper Alpha platform in the North Sea on 6 July 1988.
The book is adapted from the stage play Lest We Forget, also written by Mike Gibb, which was commissioned by Aberdeen Performing Arts to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the disaster.
The play was performed in Aberdeen for a week in July 2008 before transferring to Dundee Rep Theatre.
Publication of this book, which is intended as a tribute to the 229 victims of Piper Alpha, the 167 that died and the 62 who survived, has been supported by The Doric Board and all proceeds will be donated to the Bianca Friends charity.