The Pesthouse (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, May 6, 2008 - Fiction - 272 pages
35 Reviews
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.


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Great premise, great writing. - Goodreads
I found the ending absolutely exhilarating. - Goodreads
... hmmm...happy ending...form-based...Holy Cow! - Goodreads
Dreamers do not want advice.' - Goodreads
I only know that this guy is a darn good writer. - Goodreads
Here's another writer I need to look into more. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Andy Smith - Goodreads

Jim Crace is clearly a masterful writer, the prose is beautiful, reminding me in some parts of Cormac McCarthy's dreamy, descriptive style. In fact, The Pesthouse in itself is rather like The Road ... Read full review

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User Review  - Juliet Wilson - Goodreads

Great potential in a road trip across a post apocalyptic America. I like the way that the old America is only described sparingly, its details only appearing occasionally from the desolation of the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
16
Section 3
25
Section 4
30
Section 5
41
Section 6
49
Section 7
61
Section 8
80
Section 10
107
Section 11
126
Section 12
149
Section 13
169
Section 14
187
Section 15
209
Section 16
235
Section 17
252

Section 9
93

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About the author (2008)

Jim Crace is the author of eight previous novels. Being Dead was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize and won the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction in 2000. In 1997, Quarantine was named the Whitbread Novel of the Year and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Crace has also received the Whitbread First Novel Award, the E.M. Foster Award, and the Guardian Award. He lives in Birmingham, England with his wife and two children.


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