Border Crossing

Border Crossing

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
After rescuing a man from drowning on a Northumberland beach, a child psychiatrist recognizes the man as Danny Miller, a child murderer at whose trial he had once testified and whose guilt he now doubts.

McMillan Palgrave
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.


Blackwell North Amer
At first, as Tom and Lauren Seymour walk along the deserted Newcastle waterfront on a cold, gray September afternoon, they are too busy arguing, too absorbed in the breakup of their marriage, to notice the sole other human being at the river's edge - a young man who steps out onto one of the abandoned jetties, swallows a bottle of pills, and throws himself into the icy current. Tom risks his life to rescue the man and is just in time to save him; but soon afterward, Tom begins to discover hidden meanings beneath this stroke of luck. For the man is Danny Miller, and Tom testified years before as an expert witness at Danny Miller's trial for murder, when Danny was ten years old. Now, released from prison and living under an assumed name, Danny asks Tom to help him sort out his life - starting with his past. While Tom grapples with his own troubles, he is lured, by suspicion, guilt, and curiosity, into a lonely, soul-searching reinvestigation of Danny's case.

Baker
& Taylor

After rescuing a man from drowning on a Northumberland beach, a child psychiatrist recognizes the man as Danny Miller, a child murderer at whose trial he had once testified and whose guilt he now doubts. By the author of Another World. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: London : Viking ; New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2001
ISBN: 9780670878413
0670878413
9780374181154
0374181152
Branch Call Number: BAR
Characteristics: 215 p

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Mar 25, 2014

IMO I liked this story & thought it was well written, keeping me interested & wondering...

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