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Peter Heller - Wir ​schreiten ein
Kapitän ​Paul Watson hat sich dem Schutz der Ozeane und vor allem der Wale verschrieben. Im Gegensatz zu anderen scheut er nicht davor zurück, Gewalt anzuwenden. Für die einen ist er ein Terrorist, für die anderen ein Held - er selbst sieht sich als << effektiven Umweltschützer >>. Peter Hellers atemberaubender Bericht wom gewaltsamen Kampf des Paul Watson gegen einen japanischen Walfanggiganten führt vor Augen, was von der Weltöffentlichkeit bisher kaum wahrgenommen wird: Im eisigen antarktischen Meer tobt eine Auseinandersetzung bis zum letzten.

Peter Heller - The ​Dog Stars
“Leave ​it to Peter Heller to imagine a postapocalyptic world that contains as much loveliness as it does devastation. His hero, Hig, flies a 1956 Cessna (his dog as copilot) around what was once Colorado, chasing all the same things we chase in these pre-annihilation days: love, friendship, the solace of the natural world, and the chance to perform some small kindness. The Dog Stars is a wholly compelling and deeply engaging debut.” —Pam Houston, author of Contents May Have Shifted 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.

Peter Heller - The ​River
The ​story of two college friends on a wilderness canoe trip—of a friendship tested by fire, white water, and violence Wynn and Jack have been best friends since freshman orientation, bonded by their shared love of mountains, books, and fishing. Wynn is a gentle giant, a Vermont kid never happier than when his feet are in the water. Jack is more rugged, raised on a ranch in Colorado where sleeping under the stars and cooking on a fire came as naturally to him as breathing. When they decide to canoe the Maskwa River in northern Canada, they anticipate long days of leisurely paddling and picking blueberries, and nights of stargazing and reading paperback Westerns. But a wildfire making its way across the forest adds unexpected urgency to the journey. When they hear a man and woman arguing on the fog-shrouded riverbank and decide to warn them about the fire, their search for the pair turns up nothing and no one. But: The next day a man appears on the river, paddling alone. Is this the man they heard? And, if he is, where is the woman?

Peter Heller - Kutya ​csillagkép
Hig ​valami okból túlélte az influenzajárványt, amely mindenkit elpusztított a környezetében. Meghalt a felesége, a barátai; egy elhagyatott repülőtér egyik hangárjában él kutyájával, Jasperrel és egy harcias, fegyvermániás, embergyűlölő férfival, Bangley-vel. Hig az 1956-s Cessnájával a reptér széléig merészkedik, eljár a hegyekbe horgászni, hogy úgy tegyen, mintha semmi nem változott volna. Ám amikor egy véletlen adást fog a gépének a rádióján, a hang reményt ébreszt benne, hogy létezik egy jobb élet – olyan, mint amilyen a régi élete volt – a repülőtéren túl. Mindent kockáztatva túlrepül azon a ponton, ahonnan még biztonságban vissza tudna térni a reptérre és követi a recsegő rádió-hangot. Amit talál, sokkal jobb és sokkal rosszabb, mint amit valaha remélni mert. San Francisco Chronicle és Atlantic Monthly: az év legjobb könyve.

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