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Anansi Fall 2012

The Outlander
3rd edition
By (author): Gil Adamson Introduction by: Esta Spalding
Gil Adamson ,

Introduction by :

Esta Spalding


A List - Toronto



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Oct 13, 2012
$14.95 CAD
Out of print


8.5in x 5.5 x 0.93 in | 1.04 lb

Page Count:

408 pages
House of Anansi Press Inc
A List
FICTION / Westerns
Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award 2008, Winner CBC Canada Reads 2009, Short-listed Commonwealth Writers' Prize (Best Book) 2008, Short-listed Dashiell Hammett Prize 2008, Winner Drummer General's Award 2007, Winner ReLit Awards - Novel 2008, Winner Trillium Book Award 2008, Short-listed
  • Short Description
Gil Adamson spins a gripping and memorably romantic tale of one grief-struck young woman's flight into the wild.

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. This edition will feature a brilliant new introduction by Esta Spalding, poet and screenwriter of the forthcoming film adaptation of The Outlander.

GIL ADAMSON is the critically acclaimed author of Ridgerunner, which won the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and was named a best book of the year by the Globe and Mail and the CBC. Her first novel, The Outlander, won the Dashiell Hammett Prize for Literary Excellence in Crime Writing, the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, the ReLit Award, and the Drummer General’s Award. It was a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, CBC Canada Reads, and the Prix Femina in France; longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; and chosen as a Globe and Mail and Washington Post Top 100 Book. She is also the author of a collection of linked stories, Help Me, Jacques Cousteau, and two poetry collections, Primitive and Ashland. She lives in Toronto.

Esta Spalding is an award-winning poet. She lives in Guelph, Ontario.

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