On the brink of the Nazi occupation of Paris, a German-Jewish bookbinder stumbles across a manuscript called Crossings. It has three narratives, each as unlikely as the next. And the narratives can be read one of two ways: either straight through or according to an alternate chapter sequence.
Which way do you read crossings?
Crossings can be read in the conventional way or the Baroness way (which gives page particular page numbers one has to jump to at the end of a chapter). I read it the Baroness way, and I believe I made the ‘right’ choice.
How do you read Alex Landragin crossings?
Landragin’s Crossings’s preface ends by giving us a choice: the book can be read in paginated order, moving through each of the three books within in turn, or it can be read in what the bookbinder’s wife has dubbed the “Baroness Sequence,” which leads the reader through all three books simultaneously, following notes …
What is Alex Landragin crossings?
Crossings is an unforgettable and explosive genre-bending debut–a novel in three parts, designed to be read in two different directions, spanning a hundred and fifty years and seven lifetimes. On the brink of the Nazi occupation of Paris, a German-Jewish bookbinder stumbles across a manuscript called Crossings.