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pest house

n.
A hospital for patients affected with plague or other infectious disease.
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It's unfortunate that the publication of The Pesthouse followed so closely on the heels of Cormac McCarthy's hugely successful The Road, that other dystopian American road novel to which it has inevitably been compared.
So they all head back west and settle in the Pesthouse to start life anew.
A love story on the surface, The Pesthouse is indeed an allegory of ideas.
The Pesthouse might be set in a fabulous future, but like so many sci-fi tales, it is really a story about our even more curious present.
Disappointingly, The Pesthouse ultimately fails to reach the soaring summit reached by previous Crace novels.
The Pesthouse still manages to irritate the reader's imagination long after the final pages.
At one level, The Pesthouse is a suspenseful road novel; when Franklin and Margaret become separated, it joins the ranks of tales in which women fend for themselves in the wilderness.
Together, [Margaret and Franklin] become a latter-day Adam and Eve--and The Pesthouse becomes a quintessential American story.