The Outlaw (Hardcover)

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Sarah Bakewell is selling intellectual sex in this wild romp throught the philosophical landscape of Existentialism.  By casting her penetrating gaze on Paris when Sartre, Camus and others engaged in an orgy of ideas, she give the reader table at the Deux Magots from which to eavesdrop on the ferment. Engaging and intelligent, Bakewell has penned a book both accessible and smart. --Shawn

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In this spare and powerful story set in the Old West, people in a small town live in constant worry of another visit from the Outlaw. Then the Outlaw suddenly and mysteriously disappears. Time passes, and one day a stranger rides into town. He takes it upon himself to fix everything that is in disrepair -- the clapboard schoolhouse, the train station platform. He even builds a horse trough. But when someone recognizes him as the Outlaw, the crowd turns on him. It takes the courage of a small boy to change the course of events ...

The subtle, beautiful mixed-media art with its nineteenth-century textural references perfectly complements this original story from debut author and illustrator Nancy Vo.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781773060163
ISBN-10: 1773060163
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Publication Date: May 2018
Pages: 42
Language: English