Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free by Héctor Tobar

Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free

Book Title: Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1250074851

Author: Héctor Tobar


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A gripping narrative taut to the point of explosion An electrifying empathetic work of journalism that makes a four year old story feel fresh Kirkus starred review Pulitzer prize winning journalist Hector Tobar offers the definitive account of a heart stopping survival story the 2010 collapse of the San Jose mine and the international rescue effort that somehow managed to save all 33 miners who had been trapped half a mile beneath the surface for 69 days The rescue was watched by more 1 billion viewers worldwide No other writer has been granted the deep and exclusive access to the miners that Hector Tobar has and no one else can capture and recreate this unique drama so vividly from the conflicts and the emotions that enveloped the men during their first fortnight below ground when death by starvation loomed as their likely fate to the subsequent weeks during which they established contact with the outside world All the while they remain trapped inside a still thundering mountain that could collapse upon them at any moment A NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST When the San Jos mine collapsed outside of Copiap Chile in August 2010 it trapped thirty three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record breaking sixty nine days The entire world watched what transpired above ground during the grueling and protracted rescue but the saga of the miners experiences below the Earth s surface and the lives that led them there has never been heard until now For Deep Down Dark the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Hctor Tobar received exclusive access to the miners and their tales These thirty three men came to think of the mine a cavern inflicting constant and thundering aural torment as a kind of coffin and as a church where they sought redemption through prayer Even while still buried they all agreed that if by some miracle any of them escaped alive they would share their story only collectively Hctor Tobar was the person t