It’s hard to believe it’s been four years since the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, trapping 33 miners underground for a record-breaking 69 days. In DEEP DOWN DARK, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Héctor Tobar shares the untold stories of the miners through exclusive interviews.
DEEP DOWN DARK is landing on Fall reading lists, from Publishers Weekly to USA Today to CNN (“50 things you can’t miss this fall”) and already has two starred reviews:
“Tobar spins a gripping narrative, taut to the point of explosion, of the 2010 story that made international headlines for weeks. An electrifying, empathetic work of journalism that makes a four-year-old story feel fresh.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Tobar…compassionately recounts the miners’ personal histories, experiences during the 17 days they were without outside contact, extended rescue, and the drama above ground with the families… Rich in local color, this is a sensitive, suspenseful rendering of a legendary story.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
“…a gripping account… Tobar details the harrowing rescue and the emotional and spiritual resolve the men drew on as they struggled to survive in what they thought would be their coffin.” — Booklist
Lots more media is ahead, including interviews on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and the New Yorker and reviews in USA Today, Harper’s Magazine, and Christian Science Monitor
Plus, Macmillan Audio has created a tie-in website with several clips from the audiobook that create a timeline of those harrowing days.