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The Pesthouse

by Jim Crace
£7.99   paperback  Picador (2007)

The Pesthouse by Jim Crace A devastated America exists in an imagined future. Its technologies are forgotten, its communities have splintered and its refugees, reversing the course of history, travel eastwards in search of safety and a new start. Among them are Franklin and Margaret, young, bereft, forced together by circumstance; but finding that love, courage and determination can endure even as a country breaks slowly apart.

"Entirely compelling. The story is a gripping, harrowing adventure tale and Crace's language is extraordinary ...The Pesthouse resonates like an unresolved chord"
(New Statesman)

ISBN 13: 9780330445634 | ISBN 10: 0330445634