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The pesthouse

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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  • "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."@en
  • "Once the safest, most prosperous places on earth, the United States has become sparsely populated and chaotically unstable. Across the country, families travel 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.--From publisher description."@en
  • "Once the safest, most prosperous places on earth, the United States has become sparsely populated and chaotically unstable. Across the country, families travel 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.--From publisher description."
  • "In a futuristic American wasteland, an injured Franklin Lopez joins forces with Margaret, a woman suffering from a deadly infection and confined to the Pesthouse, as the two discover that their dreams of a safe future mean following an unexpected path."
  • "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. Frank Lopez and his brother, Jackson, are only days away from the ocean when Franklin, nearly crippled by an inflamed knee, is forced to stop. In the woods in his temporary refuge, Franklin comes upon an isolated stone building. Inside he finds Margaret, a woman with a deadly infection and confined to the Pesthouse to sweat out her fever. Tentatively, the two join forces and make their way through the ruins of old America. Confronted by bandits rounding up men for slavery, finding refuge in the Ark, a religious community that makes bizarre demands on those they shelter, Franklin and Margaret find their wariness of each other replaced by deep trust and an intimacy neither one has ever experienced before."
  • "A devastated America exists in an imagined future. Refugees are heading east in search of safety and a new start. Among them are Franklin and Margaret. Young, bereft, forced together by circumstance, they will discover that love, courage and determination can endure even as a country breaks slowly apart."
  • "In a devastated America, two people find and help each other in their quest to travel East and find passage to Europe."

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  • "Romans (teksten)"
  • "Dystopias"
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  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Electronic books"@en

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  • "The pesthouse: a novel"
  • "The Pesthouse : a novel"
  • "The pesthouse"@en
  • "The pesthouse"
  • "The Pesthouse"@en
  • "The Pesthouse"
  • "The pesthouse : a novel"
  • "Pesthouse"@en
  • "The pesthouse a novel"
  • "The pesthouse a novel"@en