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    DescriptionOnce 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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    Title
    The Pesthouse
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jim Crace
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 255
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307278951
    ISBN 10: 0307278956
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    DC22: 823/.914
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    B&T Approval Code: P25101836
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: P25205000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PR6053.R228 P47 2008
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Vintage Books USA
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books USA
    Publication date
    13 May 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "A suspenseful road novel. . . . Crace's mordant humor shines darkly. . . .a meditation on some of the deepest questions about America." --"Los Angeles Times Book Review""A cracking adventure story. . . . Crace pulls off a transcendent ending that offers a biting commentary on the ongoing American experiment." --"Entertainment Weekly""Throughout ["The Pesthouse"], a delicate, touching shy romance blossoms....Crace is a writer about plain things, but he writes about them in a way that's both startling and subtle, a shimmering surface over still depths." --"Washington Post Book World""Graceful and haunting. . . . Crace is the coldest of writers, and the tenderest." --"New York Times""A writer of hallucinatory skill." --John Updike