Hig, the narrator is a sad man who lives in the hangar of an abandoned airport with his dog. He survived a flu that killed his wife and all his friends. Bangley, his only neighbor is armed to the teeth and well versed to protect himself from marauders. On a flight with his old Cessna, Hig gets a random transmission on his radio. Driven by the hope for a better life beyond the airport, he follows the broken voice on the radio with his plane and the faithful dog on his side.
The Dog Stars is such a lovely, poetic, funny but also very sad post apocalyptic story. If you loved to read “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy you will love “The Dog Stars” as well. The hardcover version includes 336 pages and is published by Knopf (August 7, 2012).