Digger is the story of a foreigner arriving unannounced and ill-equipped in a mining town that boomed and died before the Great War began, a town whose sole remnants are eight buildings, 13 people and a pub. All around is ruin, mining waste, waterless scrub . . . and the world's purest gold. Anderson spins a break-neck account of adventure and adversity as he tries to join the remarkable band of men who detect metal for a living. Ex-truckie Ron snarls about bastard, gold-filching tourists; veteran treasure hunter Lazy Les drawls bar-room advice while strumming air guitar with AC/DC; and pub owner Kevin quietly surveys all through a haze of cigarillo smoke. Digging between the abandoned shafts, Anderson unearths superstitions and secrets, as well as stories of the original desert diggers who struck as much misery as they did gold. But ultimately he dips deep into a small town's psyche and – risking his relationship and his self-respect – down to the bedrock of an age-old obsession.
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There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy's life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure' - Mark Twain '[Anderson] has produced a warmly glowing little nugget in this good-humoured and finely observed book'. - Literary Review 'Although his fellow-prospectors are the real heroes of the book, ultimately it is Anderson's own quest - his passage towards being accepted... that makes Digger, a wry tale of someone determined to live his dream, worth excavating from the pile." - Sunday Times "Anderson fails to fill his pockets, but he does come away with a wonderful story." - TravellerFrom the Publisher:
'There comes a time in every rightly contructed boy's life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure' - Mark Twain
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Descripción Picador, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0330492012
Descripción Picador, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110330492012