The Outlander by Gil Adamson

The Outlander

byGil Adamson

Kobo ebook | May 26, 2011

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In 1903 a mysterious, desperate young woman flees alone across the west, one quick step ahead of the law. She has just become a widow by her own hand. Two vengeful brothers and a pack of bloodhounds track her across the western wilderness. She is nineteen years old and half mad. Gil Adamson's extraordinary novel opens in heart-pounding mid-flight and propels the reader through a gripping road trip with a twist -- the steely outlaw in this story is a grief-struck young woman. Along the way she encounters characters of all stripes -- unsavoury, wheedling, greedy, lascivious, self-reliant, and occasionally generous and trustworthy. Part historical novel, part Gothic tale, and part literary Western, The Outlander is an original and unforgettable read.
Title:The OutlanderFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 26, 2011Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887848885

ISBN - 13:9780887848889

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read Well written, really allows the reader into the mind of Mary.
Date published: 2014-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Well written, really allows the reader into the mind of Mary.
Date published: 2014-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Underrated A beautiful book that should have received more renown. I found the portrayal of mental illness realistic and sympathetic, without being cloying. The main character is ambiguously portrayed, until the mystery is unwound. Even then, should she have our complete sympathy? The writing was outstanding. I do not know why this book did not receive any awards.
Date published: 2011-03-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty Good Not bad. I really lliked it - except one thing. The only issue I had with this book is that the author, in what I assume was an attempt to bring a little reality to the story, would vividly and in the most grotesque detail describe people doings things like going to the bathroom. It completely took me out of the story, and it happened often enough to make it an issue for me. Which is too bad, 'cause otherwise I really enjoyed it.
Date published: 2011-02-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay A romp through the Canadian wilderness. Liked how it included the Frank slide. Got the feeling the writer shows great promise and will write a better book. Some interesting characterizations.
Date published: 2009-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FROM START TO FINISH...BREATHLESS a WIDOW BY HER OWN HAND...RUNNING FROM HER LATE HUSBAND'S TWO WEIRDLY ALIKE BROTHERS...SOUNDS OF THE PURSUING DOGS BARKING...NO MONEY...NO PROVISIONS....A SURVIVOR STORY WITH AN EVOCATIVE LOVE STORY INTERTWINED..."ENDS AT FRANK SLIDE ALBERTA" Couldn't put it down KathyO
Date published: 2007-12-05