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.
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Review: The OutlanderUser Review - Julie - Goodreads
I love being drawn in and surprised by a great story. And when the writing is as beautiful as Ms. Adamson's, a celebrated Canadian poet, it becomes an all-too-rare treat: a book I must tear myself ... Read full review
Review: The OutlanderUser Review - Dgoodall - Goodreads
Not knowing anything about this book, the cover was what attracted me initially in the book store (a woman in black leading a horse in a stowstorm). I must admit I picked it up and debated buying it ... Read full review