Five Past Midnight in Bhopal

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Five Past Midnight in Bhopal

The Epic Story of the World's Deadliest Industrial Disaster

By Dominique Lapierre; Javier Moro

Grand Central Publishing, Hardcover, 9780446530880, 432pp.

Publication Date: June 3, 2002


It was December 3, 1984. In the ancient city of Bhopal, a cloud of toxic gas escaped from an American pesticide plant, killing and injuring thousands of people. When the noxious clouds cleared, the worst industrial disaster in history had taken place. Now, Dominique Lapierre brings the hundreds of characters, conflicts, and adventures together in an unforgettable tale of love and hope. Readers will meet the poetry-loving factory worker who unleashes the apocalypse, the young Indian bride who was to be married that terrible night, and the doctors who died that night saving others. It is a gripping, fascinating account that is already mesmerizing readers around the world.