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BORDER CROSSING

Barker, Pat

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ISBN 10: 0670878413 / ISBN 13: 9780670878413
Published by Viking, London, U.K., 2001
Condition: Mint Hardcover
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Signed by author on title page in black fountain ink.Author of the highly acclaimed REGENERATION trilogy, as well as the Booker Award-winning, THE GHOST ROAD (1995) and ANOTHER WORLD, among others. Barker is one of the original group of twenty "Best of Young British Novelists," selected by Granta in 1983. Mint, new, unread first British edition, first printing, opened only for signing, in as new, mylar-protected dust jacket. *Packed carefully to insure arrival in pristine condition. {BUND}. Bookseller Inventory # 022445

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Title: BORDER CROSSING

Publisher: Viking, London, U.K.

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Mint

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First British Edition

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Border Crossing is Pat Barker's unflinching novel of darkness, evil and society. When Tom Seymour, a child psychologist, plunges into a river to save a young man from drowning, he unwittingly reopens a chapter from his past he'd hoped to forget. For Tom already knows Danny Miller. When Danny was ten Tom helped imprison him for the killing of an old woman. Now out of prison with a new identity, Danny has some questions - questions he thinks only Tom can answer. Reluctantly, Tom is drawn back into Danny's world - a place where the border between good and evil, innocence and guilt is blurred and confused. But when Danny's demands on Tim become extreme, Tom wonders whether he has crossed a line of his own - and in crossing it, can he ever go back? 'Brilliantly crafted. Unflinching yet sensitive, this is a dark story expertly told' Daily Mail 'A tremendous piece of writing, sad and terrifying. It keeps you reading, exhausted and blurry-eyed, until 2am' Independent on Sunday 'Resolutely unsensational but disquieting . . . Barker probes not only the mysteries of 'evil' but society's horrified and incoherent response to it' Guardian 'Rich, challenging, surprising, breathtaking' The Times

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Pat Barker was born in 1943. She is the author of Union Street, Blow your House Down, The Century's Daughter, The Man Who Wasn't There, the Regeneration Trilogy (Regeneration, The Eye in the Door and The Ghost Road), Another World, Border Crossing, Double Vision, and the Life Class trilogy (Life Class, Toby's Room and Noonday). Pat Barker lives in Durham.

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