The Crossing (Paperback)
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Published: 14/07/2016
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'ANDREW MILLER'S WRITING IS A SOURCE OF WONDER AND DELIGHT' Hilary Mantel

'ONE OF OUR MOST SKILFUL CHRONICLERS OF THE HUMAN HEART AND MIND' Sunday Times

'Enthralling'
Financial Times

'Remarkable'
Guardian

'Hypnotic'
Mail on Sunday

An extraordinary portrait of modern love and motherhood, the lure of the sea and the unknowability of others, from the critically acclaimed author of Pure

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

As magnetic as she is inscrutable, Maud defies expectations and evades explanation - a daughter, girlfriend and mother who, in the wake of a tragedy, embarks on a dangerous voyage across the Atlantic, not knowing where it will lead . . .


PRAISE FOR ANDREW MILLER

'Unique, visionary, a master at unmasking humanity'
Sarah Hall

'A writer of very rare and outstanding gifts'
Independent on Sunday

'A highly intelligent writer, both exciting and contemplative'
The Times

'A wonderful storyteller'
Spectator

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781444753523
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm


MEDIA 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

We readers have a most fabulous time . . . Maud, and questions about Maud, will linger in your mind long after you close this remarkable novel - Guardian

Hypnotic . . . Andrew Miller has a poet's ear but he can also write white-knuckle passages that will leave you winded by towering waves. Most surprising of all, you'll find yourself rooting for Maud as she confronts the limits of her own detachment - Mail on Sunday

Visceral and exquisitely written . . . few characters are so neutrally, impassively masterful. In her silence she is magnificent . . . Miller, wisely, hardly analyses Maud. But the portrayal of this practical, disconcerting figure is wildly emotional - Lady

Achieves a kind of hallucinatory strangeness, simultaneously intriguing and disturbing - Spectator

Part relationship study, part sailing yarn, this odd yet enthralling book lingers long in the mind - Books of the Year, Financial Times

A beautiful novel; moving, funny, mysterious and compelling. Maud is a stunning creation - a great modern heroine with a pure ancient heart - Patrick Marber, author of Closer

His structure - perfectly linear yet radically fragmented - tests the extremes to which one character's trajectory can lead, and each half is strangely gripping in very different ways . . . deeply intriguing - Francesca Wade, Financial Times

Whether he sets a story in the 18th century or the present, and no matter his subject, [Miller's] prose is highly distinctive in its detached precision. He writes like a scientist, utterly shorn of sentimentality, patient and clear-eyed - New York Times Book Review

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“Ending was predictable, but the journey well worthwhile”

This is one of those books that stopped the world for me. Husband would suggest a DVD; I would plead more time with this novel instead.

It centres on a woman, Maud, who is a loner. The first half is mainly concerned... More

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