Outlander by Gil Adamson
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Outlander
By Gil Adamson

The Outlander

A Stunning, Highly Acclaimed Debut from Canada

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Outlander by Gil Adamson

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2010.

Book Description

On a moonlit night in 1903, a mysterious young woman flees alone across the Canadian wilderness, one quick step ahead of her pursuers. Mary Boulton is nineteen years old, half mad, and widowed - by her own hand. Tearing through the forest with dogs howling in the distance, she is desperate, her nerves burning, and she is certain of one thing only - that her every move is being traced. Two red-headed brothers, rifles across their backs, lurch close behind her: monstrous figures, identical in every way, with the predatory look of hyenas. She has murdered their brother, and their cold lust for vengeance is unswerving. As the widow scrambles to stay ahead of them, the burden of her existence disintegrates into a battle in which the dangers of her own mind become more menacing than the dangers of the night. Along the way, the steely outlaw encounters a changing cast of misfits and eccentrics. Some, like the recluse known as 'The Ridgerunner', provide a brief respite from her solitude; others, like the Reverend Bonnycastle, offer support only to reveal that they too have their own demons raging inside. As she is plunged further away from civilisation, her path from retribution to redemption slowly unfurls. A startling transformation of the classic western narrative, The Outlander is the haunting tale of one young woman's deliberate journey deep into the wild.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780747595922
ISBN-10: 0747595925
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 135mm x mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 5-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gil Adamson

Gil Adamson has written two acclaimed books of poetry, Primitive and Ashland, and a collection of stories, Help Me, Jacques Cousteau. Her work has also been widely published in magazines and literary journals. The Outlander is her first novel. It has won the International Association of Crime Writers' Dashiell Hammett Prize and the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Prize. It has also been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She lives with writer Kevin Connolly in Toronto.

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