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↷ Chapter ᠒ The Outlander: A Novel (P.S.) for early readers ⇃ Ebook Author Gil Adamson ∮

↷ Chapter ᠒ The Outlander: A Novel (P.S.) for early readers ⇃ Ebook Author Gil Adamson ∮ ↷ Chapter ᠒ The Outlander: A Novel (P.S.) for early readers ⇃ Ebook Author Gil Adamson ∮ Starred Review Set in 1903, Adamson s compelling debut tells the wintry tale of 19 year old Mary Boulton w idowed by her own hand and her frantic odyssey across Idaho and Montana The details of Boulton s sad pastan unhappy marriage, a dead child, crippling depressionslowly emerge as she reluctantly ventures into the mountains, struggling to put distance between herself and her two vicious brothers in law, who track her like prey in retaliation for her killing of their kin Boulton s journey and ultimate liberationmade all the captivating by the delirium that runs in the recesses of her mindspeaks to the resilience of the female spirit in the early part of the last century Lean prose, full bodied characterization, memorable settings and scenes of hardship all lift this book above the pack Already established as a writer of poetry Ashland and short stories Help Me, Jacques Cousteau , Adamson also shines as novelist Apr Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc All rights reserved.Tracked by bloodhounds and pursued by brutal looking redheaded twins, a gently reared young woman flees over the plains of western Canada and into the mountains She hears voices and sees events that may or may not be happening, causing her and other characters in this stylistically complex novel to question her sanity The widow as she is called in the first eight chapters of the book is rescued by strangers who allow her free passage on a ferry or give her sanctuary and one who starts her back toward reality and sanity Adamson cleverly integrates techniques of the adventure suspense novel with a refined, often poetic style She maintains suspense while portraying the wilderness of Canadas far west and providing fine portraits of the people who lived in and were shaped by it The slow unfolding of story and character coupled with lyrical descriptions of the terrain, an occasional touch of bizarre humor, and a multitude of well chosen historical details will appeal to readers of literary writing as well as historical fiction fans Ellen Loughran The Outlander: A Novel (P.S.)

 

    • The Outlander: A Novel (P.S.)
    • 3.1
    • 247
    • Hardcover
    • 404 pages
    • Gil Adamson
    • English
    • 17 May 2017

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