Outer DarkBook - 1993
This stark novel is 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 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.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1993, c1968
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
ISBN: 0679728732 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: FIC MCCARTHY
Characteristics: 242 p. ; 20 cm