Deep Down Dark

Deep Down Dark

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When the San JosAc mine collapsed outside of CopiapA³, 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 surfacea€”and the lives that led them therea€”has never been heard until now. For Deep Down Dark, the Pulitzer Prizea€“winning journalist HAcctor 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. HAcctor Tobar was the person they chose to hear, and now to tell, that story. The result is a masterwork or narrative journalisma€”a riveting, at times shocking, emotionally textured account of a singular human event. Deep Down Dark brings to haunting, tactile life the experience of being imprisoned inside a mountain of stone, the horror of being slowly consumed by hunger, and the spiritual and mystical elements that surrounded working in such a dangerous place. In its stirring final chapters, it captures the profound way in which the lives of everyone involved in the disaster were forever changed.Even VAsctora#39;s exwife, who dumped him years ago, suddenly wants to make amends and is asking for forgiveness, and ita#39;s all as strange and dreamlike as that ... make them heroes, they can very easily tear them down and make them to objects of populist scorn. For ... including Oakley sunglasses worth $400 each and the newest version of the iPod touch, donated by Apple, and planned trips to Britain, anbsp;...

Title:Deep Down Dark
Author:Héctor Tobar
Publisher:Macmillan - 2014-10-07


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