Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Gil Adamson, author of The Outlander at IFOA

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Gil Adamson, author of The Outlander at IFOA
When

Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 7:00pm

Where

Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

Details

Gil Adamson, author of The Outlander will be reading at the International Festival of Authors in the Brigantine Room at Harbourfront Centre. $8, free for students.

The Outlander
House of Anansi Press, 2007
312 pages

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.

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 nineteen-year-old woman. As the young widow encounters characters of all stripes -- unsavoury, wheedling, greedy, lascivious, self-reliant, and occasionally generous and trustworthy -- Adamson weds her brilliant literary style to the gripping, moving, picaresque tale of one woman's deliberate journey into the wild.

When Gil Adamson published her first two books, a volume of poetry (Primitive; 1991) and a collection of stories (Help Me, Jacques Cousteau; 1995), readers immediately recognized a unique and unusually compelling voice, one that partnered the random and the surreal with a finely tuned technical brilliance. The Outlander more than fulfills the promise of that voice.

Location

Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

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