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The Crossing

By Andrew Miller

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Andrew Miller is probably best known as a practitioner of the historical novel. Over the course of his career he has offered imaginative reconstructions of the worlds of 18th-century England, Russia and Germany (Ingenious Pain; Casanova); of 1940s Japan and the country’s war with China (One Morning Like a Bird); and of the thanatological terrain of pre-revolutionary France (Pure). Yet alongside these exuberant excursions into history, Miller has maintained an interest in visiting the less obviously dramatic landscapes of our interior lives – an interest that is perhaps

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