Border Crossing

Author(s): Pat Barker
Imprint: Clipper Audio
CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: CP002
Released: Oct 22, 2002
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402532856
Narrator/s: Simon Prebble
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As Tom Seymour walks with his wife along the river Tyne, they see a young man jump from the jetty into the freezing water. Instinctively, Tom rescues him. But his act saves the life of Danny Miller, whose past, as well as whose future, will come to haunt Tom. Recently released from prison, and living under an assumed name, Danny was tried for murder as a 10-year-old on the basis of Tom's assessment of him as a psychologist. When Danny asks Tom to help him sort out his life, Tom is drawn into a lonely, soul-searching reinvestigation of the case.

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Author(s): Pat Barker
Product Number EB00103348
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780374706043

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"Some years ago, Tom Seymour's expert testimony about the psychological state of 10-year-old Danny Miller sealed the boy's conviction of murder. An adult now and free on parole, Danny reestablishes contact with Tom in order to reexamine his past, a process that will prove equally harrowing for Tom. Obviously, the relationship between Tom, whose marriage is withering, and Danny is the heart of Barker's absorbing novel, and Simon Prebble infuses it with an electrical intensity. Without trickery or even a raised voice, Prebble puts a charge into their conversations, conveying the competitiveness, surprise, and pain in their interchanges. His reading is full of nuance rather than flair and is all the more powerful for it. M.O. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"