"A compassionate, forceful and profoundly moving revelation" (Scotland on Sunday
"[T]here are gems of impassioned writing quilted within this ambitious cross-cultural novel of loss and reconciliation" (Sunday Times
"Epic and frequently astonishing" (The Times
"Crossing the River
is dense with event and ingeniously structured. It requires concentration and is worth it" (Independent
"An ambitious exploration of oppression, loss and reconciliation that employs a collage of styles and ranges across continents and centuries" (Nicci Gerrard Observer
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize and winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Award, this is a moving novel about the African diaspora by one of the finest writers of his generation.