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Dogs of the Deadlands


Anthony McGowan

‘It broke my heart and then splinted it back together again… Magnificent.’ Hannah Gold, bestselling author of The Last Bear 

‘A dog’s eye perspective that’s so vivid you can almost taste the earthworms.’ FT, YA Book of the Year

‘This visceral story of heartbreak and survival…has the memorable feel of a classic.’ The Guardian, Best children’s and YA books of 2022

Chernobyl, 1986. Natasha’s world is coming to an end. Forced to evacuate her home in the middle of the night, she must leave her puppy behind and has no idea if she’ll ever return. Some time later, growing up in the shadow of the ruined nuclear power plant, pups Misha and Bratan have to learn how to live in the wild—and fast. Creatures with sharp teeth, claws, and yellow eyes lurk in the overgrown woods. And they’re watching the brothers’ every move…

But will the dogs survive without humans? And can humans live without them?

  • Publication date: September 12, 2023
  • ISBN: 9780861546404
  • RRP: £
  • Pages: 320
  • Publication date: September 1, 2022
  • ISBN: 9780861542741
  • RRP: £12.99
  • Pages: 320
  • Publication date: September 13, 2022
  • ISBN: 9780861543205
  • RRP: £
  • Pages: 320

Anthony McGowan

Anthony McGowan is one of the most widely acclaimed young adult and children’s authors in the UK. His books have won numerous major awardsIn 2020, he was awarded the CILIP Carnegie Medal for Lark. He was also shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal with Rook and won the Booktrust Teenage Prize and the Catalyst Award for Henry Tumour. His YA novel The Knife that Killed Me was made into a critically-lauded film in 2014. Anthony lives in London, with his wife, two children and dog.  

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