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

Deep Down Dark

By Héctor Tobar

On August 5, 2010, the San Jose mine in Chile collapsed, trapping miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. This vivid account provides for the first time the full story of the collapse and how the miners survived and banded together. Journalist Héctor Tobar took his exclusive access to the miners’ stories to create this gripping and haunting account from their surreal experiences and from his intensive research on the extraordinary rescue mission. Deep Down Dark is a stirring portrait of human lives stretched to their physical and spiritual limits.

About the Author

Héctor Tobar is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author. He has also written many essays and several hundred newspaper stories as a weekly columnist for The Los Angeles Times, his hometown newspaper. His books include The Barbarian Nurseries and The Tattooed Soldier. Tobar is the son of Guatemalan immigrants and continues to live in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.

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