The Laws of the Skies
Gregoire Courtois, translated by Rhonda Mullins


Paperback | Jul 2019 | Coach House Books | 9781552453872 | 160pp | 203x127mm | Forthcoming | GEN | AUD$29.99, NZD$34.99


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 follows the terrified children as they scatter into the night to escape danger, dressed only in their pyjamas. They face their darkest childhood fears and new imaginary threats, like trolls masquerading as boulders and child-eating tree trunks.

A harrowing story of those days in the woods, of illness, poisoning, and accidents: of a love triangle among tots: a pint-sized hero: and a child on a murderous rampage that comes to a grisly end. Part fairy tale, part horror story, this macabre fable takes us through the minds of all the members of this doomed part, murderers and murdered alike.