Caryl Phillips' ambitious and powerful novel spans two hundred and fifty years of the African diaspora.
It tracks two brothers and a sister on their separate journeys through different epochs and continents: one as a missionary to Liberia in the 1830s, one a pioneer on a wagon trail to the American West later that century, and one a GI posted to a Yorkshire village in the Second World War.
Crossing the River won the James Tait Black Memorial Award in 1994, and was shortlisted for the 1993 Booker Prize.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 07/09/2006
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099498261