The Dog Stars
Books | Fiction / Literary
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the author of The River: In this "end-of-the-world novel more like a rapturous beginning" (San Francisco Chronicle), Hig somehow survived the flu pandemic that killed everyone he knows. His gripping story is "an ode to friendship between two men...the strong bond between a human and a dog, and a reminder of what is worth living for" (Minneapolis Star-Tribune).Hig's wife is gone, his friends are dead, and he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, Jasper, and a mercurial, gun-toting misanthrope named Bangley. But when a random transmission beams through the radio of his 1956 Cessna, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life exists outside their tightly controlled perimeter. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return and follows its static-broken trail, only to find something that is both better and worse than anything he could ever hope for.Look for Peter Heller's new novel, The Last Ranger, coming soon!
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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"So amazing! I had book hangover for weeks!"
"Very interesting "
"When the world was supposed to end in 2012, I read several 'end of the world' novels and this was my favorite."
"The most gorgeous, study of grief that exists on earth. Join Hig and Jasper as they introduce you to the core of humanity, the most valuable asset we all share- Grief, who cant exist without love. No better exists, even the Road #dogstars pales in comparison. Thank you Heller for spearing our heart and soul, laying it bare for true literature fans. No one cuts closer to the true soul. Its like the carbon cycle, it never ends, not ever. "