Outer Dark

3.88 based on 9169 ratings & 620 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 01.01.2010
ISBN: 9780330511223
Number of pages: 256

Synopsis

By Cormac McCarthy, the author of the critically acclaimed Border Trilogy, 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.

In the media

McCarthy is a master stylist, perhaps without equal in American letters . . . In his hands, everything is done with consummate skill.
Village Voice
A true American original.
Newsweek
A master in perfect command of his medium.
Washington Post