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The Dig by Cynan Jones
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The Dig (2014)

by Cynan Jones

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A short book. Weaving two stories or is it three? Of life and death. The death of a badger and the new life of lambs. A farmer and a badger baiter whose paths inevitably cross. Neatly enough done even if there is a righteous inevitability about the ending. Too many jarringly inapt adjectives scattered around in an attempt to find a different style of writing about nature. Once the book has settled down and the narrative takes over from the description it gets better. ( )
  Steve38 | Feb 24, 2018 |
Memorably haunting. ( )
  reganrule | Oct 20, 2016 |
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This is a searing short novel, built of the interlocking fates of a badger-baiter and a disconsolate farmer, unfolding in a stark rural setting where man, animal, land and weather are at loggerheads. Their two paths converge with tragic inevitability. Jones writes of the physiology of grief and the isolation of loss with brilliance, and about the simple rawness of animal existence with a naturalist's unblinking eye. His is a pared-down prose of resonant simplicity and occasional lushness. His writing about ducks and dogs and cows is axe-sharp. There is not a whiff of the bucolic pastoral or the romanticized sod here. This is a real rural ride. It is short, but crackles with latent compressed energy that makes it swell to fill more space than at first glance it occupies.… (more)

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