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by Pat Barker


Pat Barker was born in Thornaby-on-Tees in 1943. Published by the Penguin Group.

Barker has squared up to some of the most intimidating of latter-day social issues. She refuses to be horrified by these issues, for to be horrified is to avert one’s gaz. his is to be applauded’ The Times Literary Supplement. A bold boo. ercilessly acute, extraordinary, convincing’ Evening Standard. Pat Barker was born in Thornaby-on-Tees in 1943. She was educated at the London School of Economics and has been a teacher of history and politics. Penguin Books Ltd, 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England.

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. But even as he drags the young man half-dead from the ocean, the questions bubble to the surface.

Pat Barker was born in Yorkshire and began her literary career in her forties, when she took a short writing course taught by Angela Carter. Encouraged by Carter to continue writing and exploring the lives of working class women, she sent her fiction out to publishers.

Tom, who is writing a book on the moral sense of juvenile delinquents, agrees to see Danny to help them both come to terms with the past.

Instead, it explores the equally troubled emotional battlefields of Danny Miller, who at the age of 10 was convicted of a chillingly heartless murder. Tom, who is writing a book on the moral sense of juvenile delinquents, agrees to see Danny to help them both come to terms with the past. Replacing departing wife Lauren, who recedes with the marriage to the periphery of Tom's life, the charming, manipulative Danny plays cat-and-mouse as they grapple with the legacy of his abusive childhood.

August 2002 : UK Hardback.

Out walking with his wife, Lauren, beside the river Tyne, Tom Seymour instinctively risks his life to save a young man who they happen to notice just before he jumps into the icy current. Tom's spontaneous act saves the life of someone whose past, as well as his future, he feels a sense of responsibility towards. Recently released from prison, and living under an assumed name, Danny Miller was tried for murder as a ten-year-old on the basis of Tom's testimony, and assessment of him as a psychologist and an expert witness. When Danny asks Tom to help him sort out his life—beginning with his past—Tom is drawn into a lonely, soul-searching reinvestigation of the child murderer's case.

Border Crossing: A Novel epub download

ISBN13: 978-0312420192

ISBN: 0312420196

Author: Pat Barker

Category: Mystery and Thriller

Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense

Language: English

Publisher: Picador (February 9, 2002)

Pages: 224 pages

ePUB size: 1762 kb

FB2 size: 1759 kb

Rating: 4.7

Votes: 827

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Onetarieva
The main character, the psychologist (Tom) has the chance to analyse his point of view with the perspective that only time and years of maturity can give to any person.The contrast with the other main character ( Danny the young criminal) and his resentment he had with Tom because he consider that his report held him in an institution.The reader can get into the world of a young murder and how he grew up with this strong mark difficult to bear and his relationship with the psychologist years latter.
The other aspect to consider is how profession can alter the daily life of a person and change its direction. This work , beside the main theme of the young criminal and his psychologist is the life of this psychologist and his couple , how the profession ( of both members of the couple) oblige a reconsideration of the life they led and how rebuild each life with people more according to their own personality- a valuable work of a great writer .
Onetarieva
The main character, the psychologist (Tom) has the chance to analyse his point of view with the perspective that only time and years of maturity can give to any person.The contrast with the other main character ( Danny the young criminal) and his resentment he had with Tom because he consider that his report held him in an institution.The reader can get into the world of a young murder and how he grew up with this strong mark difficult to bear and his relationship with the psychologist years latter.
The other aspect to consider is how profession can alter the daily life of a person and change its direction. This work , beside the main theme of the young criminal and his psychologist is the life of this psychologist and his couple , how the profession ( of both members of the couple) oblige a reconsideration of the life they led and how rebuild each life with people more according to their own personality- a valuable work of a great writer .
Thiama
To be haunted by the ghost of someone dead is a disconcerting enough experience, but the ramifications of a haunting by the living are far more immediate and potentially devastating. Tom Seymour, the protaganist of Pat Barker's nuanced novel "Border Crossing" is a renowned psychologist with a failing marriage whose past comes back to him when he rescues a former patient from a possible suicide attempt. But even as he drags the young man half-dead from the ocean, the questions bubble to the surface. Was this a chance meeting? Or had the patient, whom Tom had treated a decade before as part of the legal team prosecuting a young boy for a brutal murder, come back into his life with some kind of sinister purpose?
Answers are elusive as the Tom relives his past, and examines his own culpability in the unravelling of the boy's life. His search for the truth about Danny, a boy who grew to manhood with the shadow of a murder conviction over his head, plays out over the backdrop of Tom's divorce and the questioning of many of the fundamental beliefs of his life. The facts he uncovers, and those he doesn't, give him insight into his own life that seems more necessary than welcome.
If mysteries are the most compelling stories, and people the most complex mysteries, than Pat Barker has created a small masterpiece here. The author puts forward Tom's frustration and obsession with subtle skill, as the puzzle of Danny's persona eludes a solution like a Rubik's cube. Each approach to the truth thwarted starts Tom down a different road, one with new, and possibly more dangerous, consequences.
For such a small book there's much substance here. The writing is gentle and accessible, evenly paced, graced with subtle and thoughtful innuendo. Barker gives us just enough about Danny in the end, not to think we've answered every question, but to imagine we're asking the right ones.
Thiama
To be haunted by the ghost of someone dead is a disconcerting enough experience, but the ramifications of a haunting by the living are far more immediate and potentially devastating. Tom Seymour, the protaganist of Pat Barker's nuanced novel "Border Crossing" is a renowned psychologist with a failing marriage whose past comes back to him when he rescues a former patient from a possible suicide attempt. But even as he drags the young man half-dead from the ocean, the questions bubble to the surface. Was this a chance meeting? Or had the patient, whom Tom had treated a decade before as part of the legal team prosecuting a young boy for a brutal murder, come back into his life with some kind of sinister purpose?
Answers are elusive as the Tom relives his past, and examines his own culpability in the unravelling of the boy's life. His search for the truth about Danny, a boy who grew to manhood with the shadow of a murder conviction over his head, plays out over the backdrop of Tom's divorce and the questioning of many of the fundamental beliefs of his life. The facts he uncovers, and those he doesn't, give him insight into his own life that seems more necessary than welcome.
If mysteries are the most compelling stories, and people the most complex mysteries, than Pat Barker has created a small masterpiece here. The author puts forward Tom's frustration and obsession with subtle skill, as the puzzle of Danny's persona eludes a solution like a Rubik's cube. Each approach to the truth thwarted starts Tom down a different road, one with new, and possibly more dangerous, consequences.
For such a small book there's much substance here. The writing is gentle and accessible, evenly paced, graced with subtle and thoughtful innuendo. Barker gives us just enough about Danny in the end, not to think we've answered every question, but to imagine we're asking the right ones.
Gozragore
Actually, I liked the film ( The Drowning) adaptation better. It had more twists and turns and" edge of your seat" appeal. That's why I can only give it tthree stars.
Gozragore
Actually, I liked the film ( The Drowning) adaptation better. It had more twists and turns and" edge of your seat" appeal. That's why I can only give it tthree stars.
Grarana
Admittedly, I chose this book in a rush - I had read about Barker's WWI novels and chose the one set in present day. It sounded intriguing in the description, but I found the premise to be ridiculous and the writing shallow. Additionally, my Kindle copy had all sorts of formatting problems - I don't know how much of the book was missing (I read it in about 5 evenings). There were a lot of sentences cut off in the middle, and paragraphs cut off without punctuation (I don't think the writer was trying to be avant-garde). I never experienced this before with any Kindle book. Overall, not worth the money - too short, too uninteresting, too unbelieveable - plus the formatting problems.
Grarana
Admittedly, I chose this book in a rush - I had read about Barker's WWI novels and chose the one set in present day. It sounded intriguing in the description, but I found the premise to be ridiculous and the writing shallow. Additionally, my Kindle copy had all sorts of formatting problems - I don't know how much of the book was missing (I read it in about 5 evenings). There were a lot of sentences cut off in the middle, and paragraphs cut off without punctuation (I don't think the writer was trying to be avant-garde). I never experienced this before with any Kindle book. Overall, not worth the money - too short, too uninteresting, too unbelieveable - plus the formatting problems.
Varshav
The author has taken such a different path from her usual world and casts of characters, and it is such a refreshing change. But her masterful character development is still there.....
Varshav
The author has taken such a different path from her usual world and casts of characters, and it is such a refreshing change. But her masterful character development is still there.....
Zugar
I love Pat Barker's writing. It is subtle, compelling and completely engaging. There is a sense of real danger throughout this story - I couldn't put it down (read it in one sitting)
Zugar
I love Pat Barker's writing. It is subtle, compelling and completely engaging. There is a sense of real danger throughout this story - I couldn't put it down (read it in one sitting)
Kagalkree
Pat Barker is my kind of writer.She shows great empathy among her characters. The Regeneration trilogy is my favorite . Her works can be a little dark, but she has a gift of raising them with grace.
Kagalkree
Pat Barker is my kind of writer.She shows great empathy among her characters. The Regeneration trilogy is my favorite . Her works can be a little dark, but she has a gift of raising them with grace.
Engrossing book.
Engrossing book.