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The River, Heller,  Peter
The River
Peter Heller

Paperback $29.99 - Hachette Australia
Fiction - Published: 12/Mar/2019 - ISBN: 9781474612074

A gripping tale of man vs nature, and the destructive power of revenge from the author of New York Times bestseller THE DOG STARS. YOU CAN TRY TO OUTRUN NATURE... BUT WILL YOU SURVIVE ONE MAN'S FURY?


Wynn and Jack have been best friends since their first day of college: a gentle giant from Vermont and a rugged kid raised on a ranch in Colorado, brought together by their shared love of literature and the great outdoors.


When they decide to take time off university and canoe down the Maskwa River in northern Canada, they anticipate the ultimate wilderness experience: two young men navigating the rapids through the quiet, imposing landscapes of North America.

No phones.

No fellow travellers.

No way of going back.


But as a raging wildfire starts to make its way towards them - reducing the towering trees to charred carcasses - their idyllic expedition becomes a desperate race for survival.

And when a man suddenly appears, seemingly in a state of shock and claiming his wife has vanished, the fight against nature's destructive power becomes entangled with a much deadlier game of cat and mouse.

Because the only thing more dangerous than a burning forest is a man's thirst for revenge...

A dreamy, post-apocalyptic love letter to things of beauty, big and small. - Gillian Flynn on THE DOG STARS

[The Dog Stars] gripped me-it's the real deal. One of those books that makes you happy for literature. - Junot Diaz, Wall Street Journal on THE DOG STARS PETER HELLER is a long-time contributor to NPR, and a former contributing editor at Outside Magazine, Men's Journal, and National Geographic Adventure. He is an award-winning adventure writer and the author of four books of literary nonfiction and four bestselling novels, including the New York Times bestseller THE DOG STARS, a Guardian, San Francisco Chronicle and Atlantic Book of the Year.

Born and raised in New York, he attended Dartmouth College in New Hampshire where he became an outdoorsman and white-water kayaker. He has travelled the world as an expedition kayaker, writing about challenging descents in the Pamirs, the Tien Shan mountains, the Caucuses, Central America and Peru.

He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he received an MFA in fiction and poetry, and won a Michener fellowship for his epic poem 'The Psalms of Malvine'. A gripping tale of man vs nature, and the destructive power of revenge from the author of New York Times bestseller THE DOG STARS.

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