The Dig revolves around a mystery: The Israelis have discovered a 4000-year-old burial in a sarcophagus in Jaffa. Who is it? How did it get there? But the real story is about generational violence and how the only way to break that chain is to let go of everything you think you know about who you are and what you believe to be right. The final moment ... is both deeply disturbing and challenging.



“Chaiken’s beautiful writing 
strategically proffers up pieces of 
bone and tooth in a scintillating 
anthropological dig.”

— Steven Leigh Morris/LA WEEKLYlouie_HOME.html

When she realizes she has nothing to lose... What She Left is based on materials from the USC Holocaust and Genocide Research Collection.