The Dig


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Counterpoint LLC
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6.1 X 9.0 X 1.0 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author

ANNE BURT is the editor of My Father Married Your Mother: Dispatches from the Blended Family and coeditor, with Christina Baker Kline, of About Face: Women Write About What They See When They Look in the Mirror. Her essays and fiction have appeared in numerous publications and venues, including Salon, NPR, and The Christian Science Monitor; she is a past winner of Meridian's Editors' Prize in Fiction. Anne lives in New York City.


"[An] inspired debut . . . The work's strength lies in the ways Burt complicates her archetypal characters . . . An engaging family tragedy." --Publishers Weekly

"The Dig is a riveting and chilling tale that mixes family drama and corporate intrigue (à la Succession) with thought-provoking insights about immigration, adoption, and the horrors of war. I couldn't put it down." --Angie Kim, Author of the Edgar Award winning Miracle Creek

"Mesmerizing, twisty, and beautifully written, The Dig combines the propulsive pacing of a thriller with the intimacy of a family drama." --Christina Baker Kline, New York Times #1 bestselling author of Orphan Train

"Equal parts family drama and suspenseful thriller, The Dig is a mesmerizing exploration of family, secrets, and betrayal. Beautifully written and resonant, Anne Burt draws a complex portrait of one young woman and what she discovers about herself--and her orphaned past in war-torn Sarajevo--while she searches for her missing brother. A brilliant debut from a brilliant writer." --S. Kirk Walsh, bestselling author of The Elephant of Belfast

"The Dig is a smart, layered page turner whose propulsive plot takes on big contemporary issues about immigration and the fog of war. Toni King is a great character, a young women seeking a foothold in life and work but thrown off track by her own family. Anne Burt better write another novel soon!" --Alice Elliott Dark, author of Fellowship Point and In the Gloaming