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The Crossing

The Crossing

Author(s): Andrew Miller

Location(s): The Atlantic Ocean

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern



Featured in Fiction: The Financial Times Best Books of 2015

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.

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Maud is single minded and determined and fallible. But she embarks after tragedy on a mission. Sarah Hall of the Observer sums it up perfectly for me: “Told in his usual exquisite prose, the story...

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