Book Launch: The Dawnhounds by Sascha Stronach.

Where: Vic Books & Cafe Pipitea, Rutherford House, Victoria Unversity of Wellington

When: Tuesday 11th of February 2020

Time: 5.30pm


Join us for the launch of Little Hook Press' new book "The Dawnhounds". 


About the book:

Come here, my dearest calamity. I’ve a story to tell—
it starts with a shipwreck, and ends with a kiss.

A ship rolls through the fog, its doomed crew fallen victim to an engineered plague. Yat Jyn-Hok—disgraced cop, former thief, long lost love to a flame-haired street girl—stumbles across its deadly trail, but powerful men will do anything to keep it secret.

They kill Yat.
It doesn’t stick.

An ancient intelligence reanimates her, and sends her out to enact its monstrous designs. She has her own plans: to find her lost love, and solve her own murder before the plague tears the city to pieces. But what are the golden threads she sees running through the city walls? What does her inhuman saviour want from her? Why can’t she die?

Set in Hainak Kuay Vitraj—where lost gods live in the cracks in the sidewalk, where the miracle of alchemical botany makes flesh as malleable as clay—The Dawnhounds is a story of rebirth, redemption, and the long road home.


About the author:

Sascha Stronach is a Wellington-based author and journalist whose writing has appeared in The Spinoff, Esquire, 4th Floor Journal and Breach. He is a graduate of the Iowa Summer Prose workshop and a recipient of the Wellington prize for NFFD 2017. The Dawnhounds is his debut novel.