Told with P. D. James’s trademark suspense, insightful characterization, and riveting storytelling, The Children of Men
is a story of a world with no children and no future.
The human race has become infertile, and the last generation to be born is now adult. Civilization itself is crumbling as suicide and despair become commonplace. Oxford historian Theodore Faron, apathetic toward a future without a future, spends most of his time reminiscing. Then he is approached by Julian, a bright, attractive woman who wants him to help get her an audience with his cousin, the powerful Warden of England. She and her band of unlikely revolutionaries may just awaken his desire to live . . . and they may also hold the key to survival for the human race.
""A book of such accelerating tension that the pages seem to turn faster as one moves along."" —Chicago Tribune
""As scary and suspenseful as anything in Hitchcock."" —The New Yorker
""Extraordinary. . . . Daring. . . . Frightening in its implications."" —The New York Times
""Fascinating, suspenseful, and morally provocative. The characterizations are sharply etched and the narrative is compelling.""—Chicago Sun-Times
“She writes like an angel. Every character is closely drawn. Her atmosphere is unerringly, chillingly convincing. And she manages all this without for a moment slowing down the drive and tension of an exciting mystery.”
—The Times (UK)