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A Boy and his Dog at the End of the World

A Boy and his Dog at the End of the World


My name’s Griz. My childhood wasn’t like yours. I’ve never been to school, I’ve never had friends, in my whole life I’ve not met enough people to play a game of football. My parents told me how crowded the world used to be, before all the people went away, but we were never lonely on our remote island. We had each other, and our dogs.

Then the thief came. He told stories of the deserted towns and cities beyond our horizons. I liked him – until I woke to find he had stolen my dog. So I chased him out into the ruins of the world.

I just want to get my dog back, but I found more than I ever imagined was possible. More about how the world ended. More about what my family’s real story is. More about what really matters.

A Boy and his Dog at the End of the World is the most moving story you’ll read this year.

Perfect for readers of Life of Pi, The Girl with all the Gifts or Station Eleven – Griz’s tale mixes sadness and hope in one unforgettable character’s journey to retrieve a stolen dog, amid the ruins of our fragile world.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 22nd August 2019

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780356510934


Family, loyalty, and humanity amid the lonely but beautiful wilderness of the end of the world - with a gut punch you'll never see coming. That twist! That ending! You'll remember A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World long after you finish reading
Peng Shepherd, author of THE BOOK OF M
A stunningly gorgeous read: masterful storytelling, searingly beautiful prose, and a world so meticulously rendered you'll forget there's a real one going on beyond the pages ... A book of the year contender - in any year
Micah Yongo
Extraordinary and quite magnificent . . . 10/10
A story that is as heart-warming as it is heart-breaking . . . I'm still thinking about this book, weeks after finishing it
Fletcher's suspenseful, atmospheric tale imagines a near future in which our world is in ruins... An adventure saga punctured by a gut-punch twist
"Dogs were with us from the very beginning," says Griz in the first few pages. What happens in this novel will stay with you long past its end
A truly engrossing survival story, which gives us a haunting vision of a ruined Britain that's both dangerous and strangely beautiful. But the real strength of the book its utterly believable lead character whose interplay of vulnerability and strength brings hope and humanity to a cold and scary world
Keith Stuart, author of A BOY MADE OF BLOCKS
Playful, twisty, thought provoking and hugely enjoyable
RJ Barker
This novel has everything I love about a story: fully realised characters, beautiful writing, and utterly believable, even frightening, world-building . . . I promise you're going to love it
Louisa Morgan, author of A SECRET HISTORY OF WITCHES
Epic in scope, enthralling, and full of human warmth
M. R. Carey, author of THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS
Fletcher does a masterful job keeping the stakes high and the suspense crackling while still creating plenty of space for readers to get to know Griz and explore this fascinating not-quite-empty world. This un-put-down-able story has everything-a well-imagined post-apocalyptic world, great characters, incredible suspense, and, of course, the fierce love of some very good dogs
KIRKUS (starred review)