A little historical fiction find! On an English grassy plain at water’s edge, a small group of unremarkable persons is about to probe into the mysterious mounds assumed to be previously robbed. It is 1939, the eve of the start to WWII, no one here is looking up to the skies as their focus turns to the little copper and gold specks sparkling in the sun at a farm called Sutton Hoo.
“The Dig offers both a vividly reimagined slice of history and a tantalizing rumination on what remains after we cease to exist” —Booklist
“Shimmers with longing and regret . . . Preston writes with economical grace . . . He has written a kind of universal chamber piece, small in detail, beautifully made and liable to linger on in the heart and the mind. It is something utterly unfamiliar, and quite wonderful.”—The New York Times Book Review