James, P.D.

The children of men / P.D. James. - 342 pages ; 20 cm.

This is a stand-alone thriller from P. D. James. 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 agonizing choices which could affect the future of mankind.

9780571253418 (paperback)


History teachers--England--Oxford--Fiction.
End of the world--Fiction.
Twenty-first century--Fiction.
Infertility, Male--Fiction.


Oxford (England)--Fiction.

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