The exclusive, official story of the survival, faith, and family of Chile’s 33 trapped miners. When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped 33 miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking 69 days. Across the globe, we sat riveted to television and computer screens as journalists flocked to the Atacama desert. While we saw what transpired above ground during the grueling and protracted rescue, the story of the miners’ experiences below the Earth’s surface - and the lives that led them there.
When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped 33 miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking 69 days. After the disaster, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Héctor Tobar received exclusive access to the miners and their tales, and in Deep Down Dark he brings them to haunting, visceral life.
With The Barbarian Nurseries, Héctor Tobar gives our most misunderstood metropolis its great contemporary novel, taking us beyond the glimmer of Hollywood and deeper than camera-ready crime stories to reveal Southern California life as it really is, across its vast, sunshiny sprawl of classes, languages, dreams, and ambitions.
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In this issue: "Sirens in the Night" by David Remnick; "Can Latinos Swing Arizona?" by Héctor Tobar; "The Guantánamo Failure" by Connie Bruck; "Parental Controls" by Amy Davidson; and "Voyages" by Anthony Lane.
"My Lesson from White America" is from the October 10, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Héctor Tobar and narrated by Kristi Burns.
"California's Midlife Crisis" is from the May 27, 2016, Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Héctor Tobar and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.
Now a major motion picture starring Juliette Binoche and Antonio Banderas. August 2010: the San Jose mine in Chile collapses, trapping 33 men half a mile underground for 69 days. Faced with the possibility of starvation and even death, the miners make a pact: if they survive, they will share their story only collectively, as 'the 33'.
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