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The Crossing - Andrew Miller

The Crossing - Andrew Miller

Title: The Crossing

Author:  Andrew Miller

ISBN:  9781444753493

Weight:  711g

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The Crossing by Andrew Miller

She is sailing.  She is alone.  Ahead of her is the world’s curve and beyond that, everything else.  The known, the imagined, the imagined known.

Who else has entered Tim’s life the way Maud did?  This girl who fell past him, lay seemingly dead on the ground, then stood and walked.  That was where it all began.

He wants her – wants to rescue her, to reach her.  Yet there is nothing to suggest Maud has any need of him, that she is not already complete.  A woman with a talent for survival, who works long hours and loves to sail – preferably on her own.  A woman who, when a crisis comes, will turn to the sea for refuge, embarking on a voyage that will test her to the utmost, that will change everything…

From the Costa Award-winning author of Pure comes a viscerally honest, hypnotic portrait of modern love and motherhood, the lure of the sea and the ultimate unknowability of others.  This pitch-perfect novel confirms Andrew Miller’s position as one of the finest writers of his generation.

Peer & Press Reviews

Told in his usual exquisite prose, the story centres on the strangely reticent character of Maud, who leaves the West Country after a tragedy and bravely attempts to single-handedly sail across the Atlantic.  You know you’re going to like a character when, in the first few pages, she falls 20ft in a boatyard, then gets up and tries to walk.  Infused with nautical detail and the cool brine of the sea, this is perfect summer reading.

Sarah Hall, Observer

A beautiful novel; moving, funny, mysterious and compelling. Maud is a stunning creation – a great modern heroine with a pure ancient heart.

Patrick Marber, actor, playwright and director

We readers have a most fabulous time…  The story of Tim’s narcissism, self-deception and deception, and of the chiming treacheries of his friends and family, is rich and delicate enough to have sufficed for most contemporary novels… [the finale] guarantees that Maud, and questions about Maud, will linger in your mind long after you close this remarkable novel.

Kate Clanchy, Guardian

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: The Crossing
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Overall condition: Fine / Very fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed: On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint: Sceptre
Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9781444753493
ISBN 10: 1444753495
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 326
Size (h x w x d): 223 x 144 x 31mm
Design Credits
Author photograph: Abbie Trayler-Smith
Jacket artwork: Brian Stauffer

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