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Hig, bereaved and traumatised after global disaster, has three things to live for - his dog Jasper, his aggressive but helpful neighbour, and his Cessna aeroplane. He's just about surviving, so long as he only takes his beloved plane for short journeys, and saves his remaining fuel. But, just once, he picks up a message from another pilot, and eventually the temptation to find out who else is still alive becomes irresistible. So he takes his plane over the horizon, knowing that he won't have enough fuel to get back. What follows is scarier and more life-affirming than he could have imagined.
'The Road - but with hope'
'Magical and life-affirming'
'Sad, but hopeful... A perfectly pitched post-apocalyptic tale of survival and emotional sustenance in a changed world'
'A poetic, moving and ultimately rewarding read'
'A dreamy, postapocalyptic love letter to things of beauty, big and small: a twitching trout, a can of Sprite, empathy, sex, decency, and a good dog'
Gillian Flynn, author of GONE GIRL
'The Road crossed with a post-apocalyptic romance...[engages] deep emotions to spine-chilling (and suspenseful) effect'
Lawrence Norfolk, Guardian Books of the Year
'Incredibly believable...brutally honest'
Publication date: 09/05/2013
Publisher: Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
|Publication date:||9th May 2013|
|Publisher:||Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group|
|Genres:||Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Science Fiction,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Peter Heller is an award-winning adventure writer and contributing editor on Outside magazine, Men's Journal, and National Geographic Adventure. He is also the author of several non-fiction books, including Kook; The Whale Warriors; and Hell or High Water: Surviving Tibet's Tsangpo Gorge. He lives in Denver, Colorado.More About Peter Heller