Author(s): James, P. D.,
Date of Publication: 05/04/2018,
Pagination: 352 pages,
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Published By: Faber & Faber
Book Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
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.