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The pesthouse

Author: Jim Crace
Publisher: London : Picador, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Once the safest, most prosperous place on earth, the United States is now a lawless, scantly populated wasteland. The machines have stopped. The government has collapsed. Farmlands lie fallow and the soil is contaminated by toxins. Across the country, families have packed up their belongings to travel eastward toward the one hope left: passage on a ship to Europe. Franklin Lopez and his brother, Jackson, are only  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Dystopias
General fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Crace, Jim.
Pesthouse.
London : Picador, 2007
(OCoLC)607759454
Online version:
Crace, Jim.
Pesthouse.
London : Picador, 2007
(OCoLC)628509739
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Crace
ISBN: 9780330445627 0330445626 9780330450072 0330450077
OCLC Number: 74522654
Description: 308 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Jim Crace.

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Franklin has left his home only to find new ties in a pesthouse perched above a valley. Margaret, suffering the early stages of plague, has been carried up from Ferrytown to recuperate or die alone.  Read more...

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A "GLOBE & MAIL" BEST BOOK OF 2007 "The Pesthouse exudes a kind of eerie charm." --"Time Out" "A book that I read hungrily for what it might have to say about the fix we are all in on this planet. . Read more...

 
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