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The Dog Stars (Large Print)by Peter Heller
Monday, May 19, 2014 07:30 PM
Powell's City of Books on Burnside, Portland, OR
Peter Heller, the celebrated author of the breakout bestseller The Dog Stars, returns with an achingly beautiful, suspenseful second novel about an artist trying to outrun his past. A stunning, savage tale of art and violence, love and grief, The Painter (Knopf) is the story of a man who longs to transcend the shadows in his heart, a man intent on using the losses he has suffered to create a meaningful life.
A post-apocalyptic story with an open, elegant heart, Heller's debut novel follows a pilot, Hig, and an ex-military man, Bangley, in their fight for survival. Although stuck together in an uneasy partnership, they each flawlessly compensate for the deficits in the other and guard their "home" — an abandoned airport — from marauding intruders. Even as danger lurks around every corner and death is present in every exchange, the two work together as a well-oiled machine. Yet, nine years on, Hig is lost and yearning for something he can't quite name. Leaving Bangley on his own, Hig takes off in his little Cessna and flies beyond the point of no return, holding onto the only thing he can — hope.
The Dog Stars is an achingly beautiful book with characters that are wholly human. It's a dazzling story full of loss, pain, and sorrow, but also truth. And every page is absolutely humming with brilliance.
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