The Dog Stars Characters

Peter Heller
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Big Hig

Hig is a middle aged man who is one of the few survivors of an epidemic that took out a large portion of the population. He celebrated his fortieth birthday a year ago. Born in the year of the rat, Hig is an Aquarius. Growing up, his father had been mostly absent, but he had an uncle who taught him how to fish. Hig and his wife had a dog named Jasper which Hig had kept with him until his death just recently. Though he and his wife had no children, she had been pregnant. Hig enjoys reading - his favorite books are Shane and Infinite Jest.

Hig used to build timber framed and adobe houses, as well as some occasional custom work and hated it, thinking all along that he should have been a teacher. After finishing college, he wrote a book of poetry which he...

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