Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Film Rights Sold for Gil Adamson's Debut Novel The Outlander

The Outlander by Gil Adamson

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that film rights for Gil Adamson's debut novel The Outlander have been sold to a trio of firms. The Outlander was the winner of the 2007 Hammett Prize awarded by the North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers for literary excellence in the field of crime writing.

Synopsis: In 1903, a mysterious young woman flees alone across the west, one heart-pounding step ahead of the law. At nineteen, Mary Boulton has just become a widow – and her husband’s killer. As bloodhounds track her frantic race toward the mountains, she is tormented by mad visions and by the knowledge that her two ruthless brothers-in-law are in pursuit, determined to avenge their younger brother’s death. Responding to little more than the primitive fight for life, the widow retreats ever deeper into the wilderness – and into the wilds of her own mind – encountering an unforgettable cast of eccentrics along the way.

In our review of The Outlander, we said, "For readers who want a cracking good story with unforgettable characters engaged in tension-filled activities, and told with a superlative richness of language and a lushness of imagery, Gil Adamson’s novel, The Outlander, is it. Her widow, Mary Boulton, and 'Bonny', her Reverend, are the ideal stuff and stuffings of legends."

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