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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
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. www.hectortobar.com