The Dog Stars Setting & Symbolism

Peter Heller
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Denver

The city that was just seven minutes from the house that Melissa and Hig shared before the beginning of the end.

St. Vincent's Hospital

Located across the lake from where Hig and Melissa used to live, it is one of the first buildings that is taken over to house the dead.

Commerce City

The place where, every couple of months, Hig lands on a cleared section of boulevard to restock ten cases of oil for the plane, and one day discovers a Coke truck. He now takes five cases with him each time as well, two each for them, and one for the Mennonites which he doesn't tell Bangley about.

Arteriosclerosis

The disease that affects Bangley, making his life little more than a ticking time bomb.

Garmin

An instrument in Hig's plane that has a Nearest button. When pressed, it tells the pilot where the nearest airport...

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