Title Profile & Character Information

The Dog Stars

Annotation
Great expectations for this first novel, featuring a pilot lost in a world gutted by a flu pandemic. When he receives a random radio transmission, he realizes that hes not alone. Heller comes naturally by the edgy adventure promised here. A contributing editor at Outside Magazine and National Geographic Adventure, he is also author of Hell or High Water, an account of a daring 2002 whitewater expedition through eastern Tibets Tsangpo Gorge-so remote and dangerous that it had never been fully navigated. With a 60,000-copy first printing.

Awards
2013  American Library Association Notable Books

Characters
NameHig
GenderMale
OccupationPilot
TraitWidower

GenreFiction
Adventure
    --Survival
Apocalyptic
Dystopia
TopicsPost-apocalyptic society
Pilots
Loss
Plagues
Hope
Search for happiness
Death of a spouse
Dogs
Pets
Human-animal relationships
SettingColorado