The End of Men
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.
Sarah Harvey manages the translation rights for The End of Men