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The Resource The dig, Cynan Jones

The dig, Cynan Jones

Label
The dig
Title
The dig
Statement of responsibility
Cynan Jones
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Jones's sense of place is acute, and his passion for the landscape-for its colors, its creatures, its textures, its scents-is absolutely magnetic."-Sarah Waters "A dark, tense, and vital short novel. Profound, powerful, and utterly absorbing."-The Guardian" It is a book about the essentials: life and death, cruelty and compassion. It is a book that will get in your bones, and haunt you."-Daily Telegraph" Cynan Jones's fourth novel, The Dig, is an extraordinarily powerful work-not in spite of its brevity but because of it. In its marriage of profound lyricism and feeling for place, deep human compassion and unflinching savagery, this brief and beautiful novel is utterly unique."-Financial Times Built of the interlocking fates of a badger-baiter and a farmer struggling through lambing season, The Dig unfolds in a stark rural setting where man, animal, and land are at loggerheads. There is no bucolic pastoral here: this is pure, pared-down rural realism, crackling with compressed energy, from a writer of uncommon gifts. Cynan Jones was born near Aberaeron, Wales, in 1975. He is the author of three novels, The Long Dry (winner of a Betty Trask Award, 2007), Everything I Found on the Beach (2011), and The Dig (2014), winner of the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize. He is also the author of Bird, Blood, Snow (2012), the retelling of a medieval Welsh myth. The Dig is his first novel published in the United States"--
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Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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10410811
Cataloging source
DLC
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1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Cynan
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Animal welfare
  • Rural conditions
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Psychological
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Death, Grief, Bereavement
  • FICTION / Family Life
Label
The dig, Cynan Jones
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1089500
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
169 pages
Isbn
9781566893930
Lccn
2014039064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781566893930
  • (OCoLC)890180478
Label
The dig, Cynan Jones
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1089500
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
169 pages
Isbn
9781566893930
Lccn
2014039064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781566893930
  • (OCoLC)890180478

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