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  • By: Gil Adamson
  • Narrated by: John Cleland
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
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Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize winner

Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist

Part literary Western and part historical mystery, Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize winner Ridgerunner is now available as an audiobook.

November 1917. William Moreland is in mid-flight. After nearly 20 years, the notorious thief known as the Ridgerunner has returned. Moving through the Rocky Mountains and across the border to Montana, the solitary drifter, impoverished in means and aged beyond his years, is also a widower and a father. And he is determined to steal enough money to secure his son’s future.

Twelve-year-old Jack Boulton has been left in the care of Sister Beatrice, a formidable nun who keeps him in cloistered seclusion in her grand old house. Though he knows his father is coming for him, the boy longs to return to his family’s cabin, deep in the woods. When Jack finally breaks free, he takes with him something the nun is determined to get back - at any cost.

Set against the backdrop of a distant war raging in Europe and a rapidly changing landscape in the West, Gil Adamson’s follow-up to her award-winning debut, The Outlander, is a vivid historical novel that draws from the epic tradition and a literary Western brimming with a cast of unforgettable characters touched with humor and loss, and steeped in the wild of the natural world.

©2020 Gil Adamson (P)2022 Audible, Inc.

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A worthy successor

A gripping listen, brilliantly narrated. It's been a long time coming but it's so good that the sequel to The Outlander is as brilliant, tense, and thrilling as it's predecessor.