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Viewing Entry - Outer Dark (S15918)
by McCarthy, Cormac

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TitleOuter Dark
Author / Responsible partyMcCarthy, Cormac
GenreCrime Stories, Historical Fiction, Domestic Fiction
TopicsCrime Stories, Historical Fiction, Domestic Fiction incest - fiction abandoned children, - fiction brothers and sisters - fiction Tennessee - fiction
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


'Outer Dark' is a novel at once mythic and starkly evocative, set in an unspecified place in Appalachia sometime around the turn of the century. A woman bears her brother's child, a boy; the brother 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.

Additional Information

System control numberS15918
Original Print PublisherNew York: Random House, 1968 ; London: Deutsch, 1970.
NarratorPam Ward
Narrator NamePam Ward
Participant or performer notePam Ward
Narrators GenderFemale narrator