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The Pesthouse

Jim Crace

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

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 near 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. THE PESTHOUSE is Jim Crace's most compelling novel to date. Rich in its understanding of America's history and ethos, it is a paean to the human spirit.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Kramer

Length:

8h 26m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:45

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:20


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:29


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:50


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:24


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:43


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:12


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:49


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:11


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:20


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:18


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:42


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:00


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:03


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:52


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:35


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:04


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:09


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:14


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:06


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:33


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:45


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:07


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:03


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:22


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:05


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:21


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:13


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:55


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:20


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:06


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:54


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:38


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:06


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:53


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:13


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:54


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:41


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:49


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:38


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:56


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:10


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:05


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:10


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:11


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:19


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:29


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:14


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:18


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:22


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:56


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:11


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:06


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:21


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:45


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:48


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

02:50


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:44


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:31


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:11


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:41


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:01


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:11


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:08


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:37


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:22


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:22


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:19


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:19


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:45


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:11


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:38


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

02:51


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:19


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:51


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:21


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:59


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:33


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:43


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:15


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:14


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:40


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:24


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:56


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:15


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:13


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:03


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:54