The Dog Stars Themes

Peter Heller
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Cannibalism - Acceptable Or Not

"The Dog Stars" by Peter Heller delves into some rather stark subject matter, and is not for the easily offended. In this story, the main character Hig allows and in fact encourages his dog Jasper to dine on victims of place and circumstance. It is a decision he comes to after some thought, comparing their situation to that of the rugby team that crashed in the Andes and were forced to consume their fellow travelers in order to survive. Hig didn't partake of this himself of course. At first Hig had cut out and turned the usable meat into salted jerky. That changes when a body is freshly available. Hig doesn't so much as flinch. He remembers how his uncle had told him that a person could get used to anything - even a dead goat. For Hig, these bodies were dead goats. He...

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