The Dog Stars (Lettered Edition)

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Lividian Publications is pleased to offer our Deluxe Signed & Traycased Lettered Edition of The Dog Stars by Peter Heller. This deluxe special edition has been lavishly crafted with collectors and readers alike in mind. François Vaillancourt provided stunning full-color artwork for the frontispiece and twelve full-color illustrations for the interior, making this special edition a true work of art. The books were printed separately from the Limited Edition on an upgraded 80# acid-free paper using a four-color specialty press. Our case maker then constructed the matching clamshell cases to house and protect them.

PLEASE NOTE: This Lettered Edition will be shipping approximately 10 weeks before the Limited Edition. Please join the waiting list to be notified if any copies are available to the general public. Thank you!

Retail Price: $950
Publication Date: July 2023
Page Count: 368

Special Features:
• Twelve full-color interior illustrations by François Vaillancourt
• Full-color frontispiece by François Vaillancourt

Deluxe Production Features:
• Printed separately from the Limited Edition
• Four-color interior offset printing on an upgraded 80# acid-free paper
• All interior artwork printed in full-color
• Fine binding and matching clamshell case
• Smyth-sewn to create a more durable binding
• Twine head and tail bands
• High-quality printed endpapers
• Sewn-in satin ribbon page marker
• Hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
• Includes a full-color frontispiece
• Custom-made clamshell case stamped with hot foil and lined inside with the dust jacket artwork from the Limited Edition
• Print run of just 52 hand-lettered copies
• Full-color signature sheet signed by Peter Heller and François Vaillancourt

About the Book:
A riveting, powerful novel about a pilot living in a world filled with loss—and what he is willing to risk to rediscover, against all odds, connection, love, and grace.

Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows. His wife is gone, his friends are dead, he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, his only neighbor a gun-toting misanthrope. In his 1956 Cessna, Hig flies the perimeter of the airfield or sneaks off to the mountains to fish and to pretend that things are the way they used to be. But when a random transmission somehow beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life—something like his old life—exists beyond the airport. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return—not enough fuel to get him home—following the trail of the static-broken voice on the radio. But what he encounters and what he must face—in the people he meets, and in himself—is both better and worse than anything he could have hoped for.

Narrated by a man who is part warrior and part dreamer, a hunter with a great shot and a heart that refuses to harden, The Dog Stars is both savagely funny and achingly sad, a breathtaking story about what it means to be human.

About the Author:
Peter Heller is the bestselling author of the novels The Dog Stars, The Painter, The River, and The Guide, from Vintage and Knopf.  He has been a contributing editor at Outside Magazine, Men’s Journal, and National Geographic Adventure, and a frequent contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek.  His surfing memoir Kook won the National Outdoor Book Award.  He lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife, Kim.