The Dog Stars (CD-Audio)

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    PETER HELLER holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in both fiction and poetry. An award-winning adventure writer and longtime contributor to NPR, Heller is a contributing editor atOutside magazine, Men's Journal, and National Geographic Adventure, and a regular contributor toBloomberg Businessweek. His previous books include Kook; The Whale Warriors; andHell or High Water: Surviving Tibet's Tsangpo Gorge.
    “Leave it to Peter Heller to imagine a postapocalyptic world that contains as much loveliness as it does devastation. His hero, Hig, flies a 1956 Cessna (his dog as copilot) around what was once Colorado, chasing all the same things we chase in these pre-annihilation days: love, friendship, the solace of the natural world, and the chance to perform some small kindness. The Dog Stars is a wholly compelling and deeply engaging debut.” —Pam Houston, author of Contents May Have Shifted

    A riveting, powerful novel about a pilot living in a world filled with loss—and what he is willing to risk to rediscover, against all odds, connection, love, and grace.

    Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows. His wife is gone, his friends are dead, he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, his only neighbor a gun-toting misanthrope. In his 1956 Cessna, Hig flies the perimeter of the airfield or sneaks off to the mountains to fish and to pretend that things are the way they used to be. But when a random transmission somehow beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life—something like his old life—exists beyond the airport. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return—not enough fuel to get him home—following the trail of the static-broken voice on the radio. But what he encounters and what he must face—in the people he meets, and in himself—is both better and worse than anything he could have hoped for.

    Narrated by a man who is part warrior and part dreamer, a hunter with a great shot and a heart that refuses to harden, The Dog Stars is both savagely funny and achingly sad, a breathtaking story about what it means to be human.


    ISBN 9780449013113
    Genre FICTION / Action & Adventure
    Format CD-Audio
    Publisher Date 2012-08-07 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Random House
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 6.25 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 0.55 lb
    Language English
    Volume Number 9
    Edition Detail Unabridged
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Heller, Peter
    Country of Origin United States

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