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The Outside Lands

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Jeannie is 19 when the world changes, Kip only 14. The sudden accident that robs them of their mother leaves them adrift, with only their father to guide them. Jeannie seeks escape in work and later marriage to a man whose social connections propel her into an unfamiliar world of wealth and politics. Ill equipped and unprepared, Jeannie finds comfort where she can. Meanwhile Kip's descent into a life of petty crime is halted only when he volunteers for the marines.

By 1968 the conflict in Vietnam is at its height, and with the antiwar movement raging at home, Jeannie and Kip are swept along by events larger than themselves, driven by disillusionment to commit unforgiveable acts of betrayal that will leave permanent scars.

The Outside Lands is the story of people caught in the slipstream of history, how we struggle in the face of loss to build our world, and how easily and with sudden violence it can be swept away. With extraordinary skill and accuracy, Hannah Kohler takes us from 1960s California to Vietnam, capturing what it means to live through historic times. This powerful debut novel announces Kohler as a remarkable new literary talent.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Gloriously well-written and deeply imagined." - Jim Crace

"Outside Lands is a fine and moving portrait of family ties in wartime." - Joshua Ferris

"A book that is both sensitive and powerful, a marvel of historical accuracy and a riveting read." - Donna Leon


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Hardback Editions

May 2017 : UK Hardback

Title: The Outside Lands
Author(s): Hannah Kohler
ISBN: 1-4448-3250-6 / 978-1-4448-3250-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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August 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Outside Lands: A Novel
Author(s): Hannah Kohler
ISBN: 1-250-08092-4 / 978-1-250-08092-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Outside Lands
Author(s): Hannah Kohler
ISBN: 1-5098-0210-X / 978-1-5098-0210-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Paperback Editions

August 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Outside Lands: A Novel
Author(s): Hannah Kohler
ISBN: 1-250-13810-8 / 978-1-250-13810-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Outside Lands
Author(s): Hannah Kohler
ISBN: 1-5098-0212-6 / 978-1-5098-0212-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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April 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Outside Lands
Author(s): Hannah Kohler
ISBN: 1-5098-0211-8 / 978-1-5098-0211-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Audio Editions

November 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Outside Lands
Author(s): Hannah Kohler
ISBN: 1-5098-5063-5 / 978-1-5098-5063-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio
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November 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Outside Lands
Author(s): Hannah Kohler
ISBN: 1-5098-5064-3 / 978-1-5098-5064-8 (UK edition)
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August 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Outside Lands
Author(s): Hannah Kohler
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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August 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Outside Lands
Author(s): Hannah Kohler
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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August 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Outside Lands
Author(s): Hannah Kohler
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Outside Lands: A Novel
Author(s): Hannah Kohler
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Outside Lands: A Novel
Author(s): Hannah Kohler
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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May 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Outside Lands
Author(s): Hannah Kohler
Publisher: Picador
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April 2016 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Outside Lands
Author(s): Hannah Kohler
Publisher: Picador
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