The 33

Author(s): Hector Tobar

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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIETTE BINOCHE AND ANTONIO BANDERAS THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST 'Riveting ...The best book I've read all year.' Ann Patchett 'An astonishing tale of survival' Spectator THE STORY THAT GRIPPED THE GLOBE 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 only share their story collectively, as 'the 33'. 1 billion people watch the international rescue mission. Somehow, all 33 men make it out alive, in one of the most daring and dramatic rescue efforts even seen. Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist Hector Tobar is the man they choose to tell their story. ' An eloquent testament to the human spirit' The Times 'A masterful account of exile and human longing, of triumph in the face of all odds.' Los Angeles Times


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... an eloquent testament to the human spirit. The Times Riveting ... The best book I've read all year Ann Patchett An astonishing tale of survival. Spectator A masterful account of exile and human longing, of triumph in the face of all odds. Los Angeles Times A gripping narrative, taut to the point of explosion ... An electrifying, empathetic work of journalism that makes a four-year-old story feel fresh. Kirkus Riveting ... Tobar vividly narrates the miners' lives post-rescue as they come to terms with their life-changing experience and the media frenzy surrounding it. Rich in local color, this is a sensitive, suspenseful rendering of a legendary story. Publishers Weekly, Most Anticipated Books of 2014 His narrative cracks along at a suitably breathless pace... you're unlikely to find a more exciting account Daily Mail An account that brims with emotion and strength. USA Today Tobar plunges the reader into this world of uncertainty with visceral, present-tense prose and careful pacing ... Whether the story is completely new to you, or if you were one of the millions glued to the news reports and wondering, will they make it-physically, emotionally, spiritually-you'll be greatly rewarded to learn how they did. New York Times Book Review Chiseled, brooding ... As Tobar works his way through each miner's recovery, the TV headlines recede from our memory, and a more delicate series of portraits emerges. The Washington Post

Hector Tobar is the son of Guatemalan immigrants and a native of the city of Los Angeles. He is the former Buenos Aires and Mexico City Bureau Chief for the LA Times and shared a Pulitzer for the paper's coverage of the 1992 riots. He is currently an LA-based columnist for the paper. He is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, The Barbarian Nurseries.

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  • : 9781473635104
  • : Hodder Stoughton General Division
  • : Sceptre
  • : November 2015
  • : 198mm X 151mm X 21mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2016
  • : books

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