Deep Down Dark by Hector Tobar, Pulitzer prize winning journalist, is the un-put-downable dramatic account of the miners of the San José mine disaster in Chile.
The heart-stopping survival story tells of the 33 miners trapped half a mile beneath the surface for 69 days when the San Jose Mine collapsed. More than 1 billion viewers worldwide watched the rescue, and it is now being made into a film.
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 remained trapped inside a still-thundering mountain that could collapse upon them at any moment.
It was written in official collaboration with ‘The 33’ and with the full cooperation of the Chilean authorities behind the daring rescue operation