The Dog Stars

by Peter Heller

Debut Books of the Month eBooks of the Month Family Drama Science Fiction

The Dog Stars Synopsis

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 Dog Stars Press Reviews

'The Road - but with hope'
GQ

'Magical and life-affirming'
Guardian

'Sad, but hopeful... A perfectly pitched post-apocalyptic tale of survival and emotional sustenance in a changed world'
Marie Claire

'A poetic, moving and ultimately rewarding read'
SFX

'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'
Sci-Fi Now

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ISBN: 9780755392629
Publication date: 09/05/2013
Publisher: Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780755392629
Publication date: 9th May 2013
Author: Peter Heller
Publisher: Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Science Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Peter Heller

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.

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