In 1958, as the snow fell across Nebraska, 19-year-old Charlie Starkweather and his 14-year-old girlfriend, Caril Ann, climbed into a stolen car and blazed into history with a string of bloody murders that stunned America. But why, over thirty years later, does Lowell, a Manhattan antiques collector, still dream of what happened? And who is Puggy, the young girl obsessed by the murders? And then there's Caril Ann's version of the story - from the day she first met Charlie to the end of their rampage on a farm outside the town of Valentine.
Disturbing and intense, Outside Valentine is a story of devastating losses and the transforming power of love.