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Author: Jim Crace
"A haunting fable…"
The story begins in a future where the civilised world has broken down. Machines lie rusting, while the surviving people huddle in tight-knit communities. When a plague breaks out, Margaret is cast out by her family and sent to the 'Pesthouse' to die. There she meets Franklin, a refugee, and together the pair begin a journey to safety across the hostile landscape. This is a love story but also a haunting fable that will linger in the mind long after you finish reading.