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The Outcast Paperback – 7 February 2008

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Chatto & Windus (7 February 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0701181761
  • ISBN-13: 978-0701181765
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2.6 x 23.4 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
  • Customer Reviews: 4.4 out of 5 stars191 customer ratings

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"Febrile and atmospheric" (Good Book Guide)

"An assured voice, a riveting story, and an odd, wrenchingly sympathetic protagonist. I would never have imagined this was a first novel." (Lionel Shriver)

"In the tradition of Atonement and Remains of the Day but in her own singularly arresting voice, Sadie Jones conjures up the straight-laced, church-going, secretly abusive middle class of 1950's England. The Outcast is a passionate and deeply suspenseful novel about what happens to those who break the rules, and what happens to those who keep them. I loved reading this wonderful debut." (Margot Livesey)

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Sadie Jones's compulsive debut novel of transgression and redemption has the potential to garner huge word-of-mouth success - and huge sales

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