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The End of Men

book | Fiction | Apr 2021
UK & Comm → HarperCollins (Ed. Carla Josephson)
Canada → Doubleday (Ed. Amy Black)
US → Putnam (Ed. Mark Tavani and Danielle Dieterich)

The End of Men  is a debut work of speculative fiction, set in 2027, six years after a disease colloquially referred to as the ‘Male Plague’, which women are immune to, first appeared and subsequently killed 91.2 per cent of the male population. The story is told through accounts and interviews with individuals from around the world – from the Glaswegian doctor who treated Patient Zero and the male survivor now a prominent activist for men’s rights, to the founder of the world’s biggest dating app, who recognised that dating culture needed to adapt for a world in which women outnumber men 9 to 1.

This is a fascinating and completely original novel, sharp with intelligence, smartly-plotted and underpinned by playful humour. It brings to mind The Power by Naomi Alderman or VOX  by Christina Dalcher. It has been longlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize 2019 and the Blue Pencil Agency First Novel Award 2019.

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I ripped through this. It's pacey, devastating, prescient, compelling and confronting, not only because it's the first thing I've read that even touches the sides of the very real pandemic we're living through, but also because a world without men? It was uncomfortable and fascinating to read about. This is a sure-fire hit, and rightly so.

Laura Jane Williams

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