|Outer Dark (1968) [Novel]|
by Cormac McCarthy
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Outer Dark is a novel at once fabular 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; he leaves the baby in the woods and tells her he dies of natural causes. Discovering her brother's lie, she sets forth alone to find her son. Both brother and sister wander seperately through a a countryside being scourged by three terrifying and elusive strangers, headlong toward an eerie, apocalyptic resolution.
Original title: Outer Dark
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction