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
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
"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