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The pesthouse : a novel

Author: Jim Crace
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : 1st ed
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Once the safest, most prosperous place on earth, the United States has become sparsely populated and chaotically unstable. Across the country, families have traveled toward the one hope left: passage on a ship to Europe. As Franklin Lopez makes his way towards the ocean, he finds Margaret, a sick woman shunned to die in isolation. Tentatively, the two join forces, heading towards their future. With striking prose  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2006026555
(OCoLC)70887193
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Crace
ISBN: 9780307455581 0307455580
OCLC Number: 904957460
Description: 1 online resource.
Responsibility: Jim Crace.
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Once the safest, most prosperous place on earth, the United States has become sparsely populated and chaotically unstable. Across the country, families have traveled toward the one hope left: passage on a ship to Europe. As Franklin Lopez makes his way towards the ocean, he finds Margaret, a sick woman shunned to die in isolation. Tentatively, the two join forces, heading towards their future. With striking prose and a deep understanding of the American ethos, Jim Crace, one of our most consistently ambitious writers, creates in The Pesthouse a masterful tale of the human drive to endure. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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