This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Books by P. D. James, Novels by P. D. James, the Children of Men, an Unsuitable Job for a Woman, Cover Her Face, the Skull Beneath the Skin, the Lighthouse, Death of an Expert Witness, Devices and Desires, Death in Holy Orders, Shroud for a Nightingale, a Certain Justice, Unnatural Causes, a Taste for Death, the Murder Room, the Private Patient, a Mind to Murder, Original Sin, Innocent Blood, the Maul and the Pear Tree. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: The Children of Men is a dystopian novel by P. D. James that was published in 1992.
Set in England in 2021, it centres on the results of mass infertility. James describes a United Kingdom that is steadily depopulating and focuses on a small group of resisters who do not share the disillusionment of the masses. The narrative voice for the novel alternates between the third person and the first person, the latter in the form of the diary kept by Dr. Theodore Faron, normally called "Theo," who is an Oxford don. His wife Helena left him two years before the story begins.
Their marriage deteriorated after Theo accidentally ran over their daughter, Natalie. The novel opens with the first entry in Theo's diary. It is the year 2021, but the novel's events have their origin in 1995, which is referred to as "Year Omega." Theo writes that the last human being to be born on Earth, a young Argentine man, has been killed in a pub brawl in Buenos Aires. Theo takes us back to 1994, when, for reasons unknown, the sperm counts of all human males plummeted to zero. The last people to be born i.
e., all children born in 1995 have come to be called "Omegas": "A race apart," they enjoy various prerogatives and, now in their mid-twenties, generally seem to be very proud to be the youngest hum...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=16169