Outer Dark

Outer Dark

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by Cormac McCarthy
     
 

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Outer Dark is a novel at once fabular and starkly evocative, set is an unspecified place in Appalachia, sometime around the turn of the century.  A woman bears her brother's child, a boy; he leaves the baby in the woods and tells her he died of natural causes.  Discovering her brother's lie, she sets forth alone to find herSee more details below

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Outer Dark is a novel at once fabular and starkly evocative, set is an unspecified place in Appalachia, sometime around the turn of the century.  A woman bears her brother's child, a boy; he leaves the baby in the woods and tells her he died of natural causes.  Discovering her brother's lie, she sets forth alone to find her son.  Both brother and sister wander separately through a countryside being scourged by three terrifying and elusive strangers, headlong toward an eerie, apocalyptic resolution.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Vintage will rerelease these previous novels from McCarthy to coincide with the paperback appearance of All The Pretty Horses : Outer Dark is a mysterious tale of an Appalachian family, while Child of God , also set in the hill country, tells of a violent ex-convict. (July)
Library Journal
To coincide with the paperback release of McCarthy's National Book Award winner, All the Pretty Horses ( LJ 5/15/92), Vintage is reissuing these two earlier novels. Relating the story of a mother's search for her lost child, Outer Dark was described by LJ 's reviewer as a ``novel full of horror and pathos'' ( LJ 9/15/68). Child of God tells an equally bleak story with characters that comprise a ``sad human compost heap'' ( LJ 1/15/74). For serious fiction collections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679728733
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1993
Series:
Vintage International Series
Edition description:
Vintage International Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
206,322
Product dimensions:
5.14(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.50(d)

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