The Dog Stars

by Peter Heller (Author)
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A life-affirming dystopian tale of global disaster, survival, and belief for any reader of Emily St John Mandel's STATION ELEVEN or Cormac McCarthy's THE ROAD

'THE ROAD crossed with a post-apocalyptic romance...[engages] deep emotions to spine-chilling (and suspenseful) effect' Lawrence Norfolk, Guardian Books of the Year

Readers fell in love with THE DOG STARS

'Every bit as good as THE ROAD... A superbly sustained masterpiece' *****

'A beautifully written tale of loss, survival and self-discovery ... suspenseful and touching' *****

'A wee gem ... A great story, beautifully spun and well told' *****

'I absolutely loved this book' *****

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. And his story, THE DOG STARS, is a book unlike any you have ever read.

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Publication date
August 07, 2012
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