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ISBN: 1415940762 / ISBN-13: 9781415940761

The Pesthouse


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 (Books on Tape) – Audiobook CD (2007)
    by Jim Crace, Michael Kramer (Read by)

    The Pesthouse

    Audiobook CD, Books on Tape
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    ISBN: 1415940762
    ISBN-13: 9781415940761

    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 days away from the ocean when Franklin, nearly crippled by an inflamed knee, is forced to stop. In the woods ... Show more

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Overall customer rating: 4.000

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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