The Dog Stars: The hope-filled story of a world changed by global catastrophe

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Shorlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2013.

THE ROAD - but with hope.

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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'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)

Book Description:

An Oprah Book club favourite that spreads joy, mindfulness, and hope to all who read it. Or in the words of Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl: "A dreamy, post-apocalyptic love letter to things of beauty, big and small: a twitching trout, a can of Sprite, empathy, sex, decency and a good dog"

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