Man stole my dog. I went after him.
Bad things happened. I can never go home.
Griz is a boy who has never met enough people in his life to play a game of football.
He's heard about football. And schools, and friends. His parents have told him what the world used to be like, before all the people went away. But Griz isn't lonely - he's got his family, and his beloved dog.
One day, a stranger visits, to trade with his father. But the man leaves in the middle of the night, taking the boy's dog. As Griz chases the stranger out into a world devoid of people - a world without us, he discovers there may be more to both to the history of how the world ended, and what his family's real story is. He begins his hunt searching for a stolen dog, but finds himself on the trail of something bigger and more personally important - the truth.
Reminiscent of The Girl with all the Gifts and Station Eleven - C. A. Fletcher's A Boy and his Dog at the End of the World reads like a poignant letter from the future to the present.