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The Outlander - Gil Adamson

The Outlander - Gil Adamson

Title: The Outlander

Author:  Gil Adamson

ISBN:  9780747595922

Weight:  779 g

Lined and dated signed first edition, first printing



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The Outlander by Gil Adamson

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.

Peer & Press Reviews

Atmospheric debut…  With the breathless pace of an old-fashioned adventure story.  This rich novel is packed full of drama.

Daily Mail

Striking, thoughtful, full of unexpected twists, The Outlander is… a novel that is beautifully written yet as gripping as any page-turner.


A superb adventure story, with the suspense and highly coloured drama of a film by John Ford.

Kate Saunders, The Times

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: The Outlander
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed: On the title page
Lined: World without end. [the title of section three]
Dated: Jan 20/09
Book Stats
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Awards and prizes:

IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2009 – longlist First Novel Award 2008 – winner

ReLit Award 2008 – winner

Hammett prize 2007 – winner

Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9780747595922
ISBN 10: 0747595925
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 387
Size (h x w x d): 223 x 145 x 36mm
Design Credits
Author photograph: Krista Ellis
Jacket design: David Mann
Jacket photograph: Athina Strataki / Corbis

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