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The Outcast

(2008)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Award Best Book (nominee)
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Costa Book Awards Best First Novel
As menacing as it is beautiful, The Outcast is a devastating portrait of small-town hypocrisy from an astonishing new voice poised for international recognition.

It's 1957 and Lewis Aldridge is travelling back to his home in the South of England. He is straight out of jail and nineteen years old. His return will trigger the implosion not just of his family, but of a whole community.
A decade earlier, his father's homecoming casts a different shape. The war is over and Gilbert reverts easily to suburban life — cocktails at six-thirty, church on Sundays — but his wife and young son resist the stuffy routine. Lewis and his mother escape to the woods for picnics, just as they did in wartime days. Nobody is surprised that Gilbert's wife counters convention, but they are all shocked when, after one of their jaunts, Lewis comes back without her.

Not far away, Kit Carmichael keeps watch. She has always understood more than most, not least from what she is dealt by her own father's hand. Lewis's grief and burgeoning rage are all too plain, and Kit makes a private vow to help. But in her attempts to set them both free, she fails to predict the painful and horrifying secrets that must first be forced into the open.

The Outcast is an unforgettable story of transgression and redemption from a powerful new writer.

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July 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Outcast
Author(s): Sadie Jones
ISBN: 1-4056-4917-8 / 978-1-4056-4917-9 (UK edition)
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March 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Outcast
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ISBN: 0-307-39666-5 / 978-0-307-39666-2 (USA edition)
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March 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Outcast: A Novel
Author(s): Sadie Jones
ISBN: 0-06-137403-2 / 978-0-06-137403-6 (USA edition)
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February 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Outcast
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ISBN: 0-7011-8175-3 / 978-0-7011-8175-8 (UK edition)
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July 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Outcast
Author(s): Sadie Jones
ISBN: 1-78470-079-7 / 978-1-78470-079-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Outcast: A Novel
Author(s): Sadie Jones
ISBN: 0-06-137404-0 / 978-0-06-137404-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Outcast [Braille]: Grade 2
Author(s): Sadie Jones
ISBN: 1-85878-959-1 / 978-1-85878-959-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Royal National Institute of Blind People
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April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Outcast [Large Print]: 16 Point
Author(s): Sadie Jones
ISBN: 1-85878-960-5 / 978-1-85878-960-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Royal National Institute of Blind People
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March 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Outcast
Author(s): Sadie Jones
ISBN: 0-307-39668-1 / 978-0-307-39668-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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January 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Outcast
Author(s): Sadie Jones
ISBN: 0-09-953516-5 / 978-0-09-953516-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Outcast
Author(s): Sadie Jones
ISBN: 0-09-951342-0 / 978-0-09-951342-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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February 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Outcast
Author(s): Sadie Jones
ISBN: 0-7011-8176-1 / 978-0-7011-8176-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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August 2008 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Outcast
Author(s): Sadie Jones
ISBN: 1-84657-190-1 / 978-1-84657-190-9 (UK edition)
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July 2008 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Outcast
Author(s): Sadie Jones
ISBN: 1-84648-434-0 / 978-1-84648-434-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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July 2008 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Outcast
Author(s): Sadie Jones
ISBN: 1-84648-452-9 / 978-1-84648-452-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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July 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Outcast
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Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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July 2008 : UK Audio edition
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March 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Outcast
Author(s): Kate Reading (Narrator) Sadie Jones (Author)
ISBN: 1-4159-4929-8 / 978-1-4159-4929-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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March 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Outcast
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October 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Outcast: A Novel
Author(s): Sadie Jones
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September 2008 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Outcast: Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2008
Author(s): Sadie Jones
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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