In 1903 a mysterious young woman flees alone across the West, one heart-pounding step ahead of the law. At nineteen, Mary Boulton has just become a widow—and her husband's killer. As bloodhounds track her frantic race toward the mountains, she is tormented by mad visions and by the knowledge that her two ruthless brothers-in-law are in pursuit, determined to avenge their younger brother's death. Responding to little more than the primitive fight for life, the widow retreats ever deeper into the wilderness—and into the wilds of her own mind—encountering an unforgettable cast of eccentrics along the way.
With the stunning prose and captivating mood of great works like Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain or early Cormac McCarthy, Gil Adamson's intoxicating debut novel weds a brilliant literary style to the gripping tale of one woman's desperate escape.
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Gil Adamson's debut novel, The Outlander, grips from the start as a young widow battles through the wilderness, fleeing the scene of her husband's murder.| Read Full Review of The Outlander (P.S.)
From the opening line of, "It was night, and dogs came through the trees, unleashed and howling," to the final words, "Find me," on the last page of the story, and with all of the exactly right words in between, the novel grabs and holds from first to last.Maddened from her 34-year-old husband's ...| Read Full Review of The Outlander (P.S.)
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