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The Children of Men (Paperback)

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    Told with P. D. Jamesís 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 generati......more

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Told with P. D. Jamesís 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.

P. D. James is the author of nineteen books, most of which have been filmed and broadcast on television in the United States and other countries. She spent thirty years in various departments of the British Civil Service, including the Police and Criminal Law Departments of Great Britainís Home Office. She has served as a magistrate and as a governor of the BBC. In 2000 she celebrated her eightieth birthday and published her autobiography, Time to Be in Earnest. The recipient of many prizes and honors, she was created Baroness James of Holland Park in 1991. She lives in London and Oxford.

Author:
James, P. D.
Genre:
FICTION / Literary
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reissue, Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
241
Language:
English
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Publish Date:
05/16/2006
Copyright Year:
2006
ISBN:
9780307275431
Height:
8.0 in
Wdth:
5.0 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.45 lb
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  • A suspenseful read

    A beautifully written, suspense filled novel. Wonderful characterization and a tightly woven tale of love, hope, friendship and despair--much like life itself. As always with P.D. James, beautiful word craftmanship. Thank you for a superb read.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

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