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Border Crossing

A Novel

Pat Barker

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Set in the north of England, Pat Barker's new novel portrays a child psychiatrist who rescues a man from drowning one day while walking on a beach in Northumberland. Uncannily, he recognizes the man; it's Danny Miller, a child murderer at whose trial he once gave evidence. Since the trial, he has reconsidered that evidence and found it lacking. Now he confronts the man whose altered fate may be his responsibility.

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Border Crossing
ONEThey were walking along the river path, away from the city, and as far as they knew they were alone.They'd woken that morning to a curious stillness. Clouds sagged over the river, and there was mist like a sweat over the mud flats. The river had shrunk to its central channel, and seagulls skimmed low over the water. The colour was bleached out of houses and gardens and the clothes of the few passers-by.They'd spent the morning indoors, picking away at their intractable problems, but then, just before lunch, Lauren had announced that she had to get out. They might have done
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Praise for Border Crossing

Acclaim for Another World:

"Another World demonstrates the extraordinary immediacy and vigour of expression we have come to expect from Barker--brilliant touches of observation, and unfailing ear for dialogue, a talent for imagery that is darting and brief but wonderfully apt . . . this is a novel that doesn't allow you to miss a sentence." --Barry Unsworth, The New York Times Book Review
Acclaim for Another World:

"Another World demonstrates the extraordinary immediacy and vigour of expression we have come to expect from Barker--brilliant touches of observation, and unfailing ear for dialogue, a talent for imagery that is darting and brief but wonderfully apt . . . this is a novel that doesn't allow you to miss a sentence." --Barry Unsworth, The New York Times Book Review

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  • Pat Barker

  • Pat Barker's most recent novel is Another World. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed Regeneration Trilogy, comprising Regeneration, which has been made into a film starring Jonathan Pryce and James Wilby, The Eye in the Door, winner of the 1993 Guardian Fiction Prize, and The Ghost Road, winner of the 1996 Booker Prize. She lives in England.
  • Pat Barker Copyright Ellen Warner
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Border Crossing

A Novel

Pat Barker

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