The Children of Men
The Children of Men is P.D. James’s stand-alone dystopian novel of mass infertility and chilling mystery.
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ONE OF THE BBC’S ‘100 NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD’
The year is 2021. No child has been born for twenty-five years. The human race faces extinction.
Under the despotic rule of Xan Lyppiat, the Warden of England, the old are despairing and the young cruel. Theo Faren, a cousin of the Warden, lives a solitary life in this ominous atmosphere. That is, until a chance encounter with a young woman leads him into contact with a group of dissenters. Suddenly his life is changed irrevocably as he faces agonising choices which could affect the future of mankind.
Taut, terrifying and convincing.
Extraordinary . . . P.D. James stretches her considerable talents in this daring novel.
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