Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a by Héctor Tobar

By Héctor Tobar

While the San José mine collapsed open air of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners underneath millions of toes of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. the whole international watched what transpired above-ground in the course of the grueling and persistent rescue, however the saga of the miners' reviews under the Earth's surface—and the lives that led them there—has by no means been heard until eventually now.
For Deep Down Dark, the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Héctor Tobar obtained specific entry to the miners and their stories. those thirty-three males got here to consider the mine, a cavern causing consistent and thundering aural torment, as one of those coffin, and as a church the place they sought redemption via prayer. Even whereas nonetheless buried, all of them agreed that if via a few miracle any of them escaped alive, they might proportion their tale basically jointly. Héctor Tobar used to be the individual they selected to listen to, and now to inform, that story.
The result's a masterwork or narrative journalism—a riveting, from time to time surprising, emotionally textured account of a novel human occasion. Deep Down Dark brings to haunting, tactile lifestyles the event of being imprisoned within a mountain of stone, the horror of being slowly fed on through starvation, and the non secular and mystical components that surrounded operating in this sort of risky position. In its stirring ultimate chapters, it captures the profound means during which the lives of all people interested by the catastrophe have been eternally replaced.

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