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ISBN: 0330445626 / ISBN-13: 9780330445627

The Pesthouse

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This used to be America, this river crossing in the ten-month stretch of land, this sea-to-sea. It used to be the safest place on earth. America as ... Show synopsis

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  • The Pesthouse (Picador USA) – Hardcover (2007)
    by Jim Crace

    The Pesthouse

    Hardcover, Picador USA
    2007
    English
    320 pages

    ISBN: 0330445626
    ISBN-13: 9780330445627

    This used to be America, this river crossing in the ten-month stretch of land, this sea-to-sea. It used to be the safest place on earth. America as we know it has fragmented. Its machines have stopped, its communities have splintered, its history is virtually forgotten, and the great migration has started: eastwards, through the mountains and down the perilous Dreaming Highway, to ships rumoured to sail to a land of greater promise.Into this landscape stumbles Franklin, who has left his home only to find new ties in a ... Show more

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IowaGirl

What if America went away?

by IowaGirl on Sep 27, 2007

If there are days when you think the world might be better off if America went away and we could start over fresh--this book is a cautionary tale. Although there are vague references to a plague-type disease and radioactive/chemical deathly clouds responsible for the demise of life as we know it, this story is far in the future where society has deteriorated to a hunter-gatherer/agrarian day-to-day existence without rules, government, courts, or technology; stability is a thing of the past and vulnerability is a constant. The story follows the lives of two main characters who struggle to survive lawlessness, chaos, and anarchy and retain their hope for the future as well as their humanity. This is a good book.

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