The Pesthouse by Jim Crace

The Pesthouse by Jim Crace

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An evocative novel about the transformative power of love.

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'The Pesthouse finds the author not just on his own best form, but arguably the best form any English writer has shown in the last couple of years' Spectator 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. 'Evoking the cracked terrain of a depleted America, Crace proves himself a fine stylist, sensitive to the cadence of every sentence' Financial Times '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 'Gripping, exciting and oddly romantic' Daily Mail

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SKU GOR001330183
Title The Pesthouse
Author By (author) Jim Crace
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 0330445634
ISBN 13 9780330445634
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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'The Pesthouse finds the author not just on his own best form, but arguably the best form any English writer has shown in the last couple of years' Spectator 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. 'Evoking the cracked terrain of a depleted America, Crace proves himself a fine stylist, sensitive to the cadence of every sentence' Financial Times '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 'Gripping, exciting and oddly romantic' Daily Mail
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001330183
Title The Pesthouse
Author By (author) Jim Crace
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 0330445634
ISBN 13 9780330445634
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No

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