The Laws of the Skies
Winnie-the-Pooh meets The Blair Witch Project in this very grown-up tale of a camping trip gone horribly awry.
Twelve six-year-olds and their three adult chaperones head into the woods on a camping trip. None of them make it out alive. The Laws of the Skies tells the harrowing story of those days in the woods, of illness and accidents, and a murderous child.
Part fairy tale, part horror film, this macabre fable takes us through the minds of all the members of this doomed party, murderers and murdered alike.
“Excellent. ..crystalline. " —New York Times, Summer Reads
"The Law of the Skies is not an easy book to digest, and I’m sure it won’t be to everyone’s tastes, but I found it exhilarating to read a novel that’s this unflinching, this nihilistic, and also this deeply profound. " —Locus Magazine
"Unflinching in its savagery, the nightmarish poetry of this modern Lord of the Flies is undeniable. " —Publishers Weekly
That is what Courtois aims to do — shock and destabilize — and that is what he does in this slim novel about a children’s camping trip gone horribly wrong. —New York Times, Summer Reads