Christina Sweeney-Baird

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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)

Set in a world where a virus stalks our male population, The End of Men is an electrifying and unforgettable debut from a remarkable new talent that asks: what would our world truly look like without men?

Only men carry the virus. Only women can save us all.

The year is 2025, and a mysterious virus has broken out in Scotland – a lethal illness that seems to effect only men. When Dr. Amanda MacLean reports this phenomenon, she is dismissed as hysterical. By the time her warning is heeded, it is too late. The virus becomes a global pandemic – and a political one. The victims are all men. The world becomes alien – a women’s world.

What follows is the immersive account of the women who have been left to deal with the virus’s consequences, told through first-person narratives. Dr. MacLean; Catherine, a social historian determined to document the human stories behind the “male plague”; intelligence analyst Dawn, tasked with helping the government forge a new society; and Elizabeth, one of many scientists desperately working to develop a vaccine. Through these women and others, we see the uncountable ways the absence of men has changed society, from the personal – the loss of husbands and sons – to the political – the changes in the workforce, fertility, and the meaning of family.

In The End of Men, Christina Sweeney-Baird turns the unimaginable into the unforgettable.

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Reviews

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

Brilliant, prescient and unputdownable.

Jenny Colgan

Topical, timely, imaginative and ultimately hopeful.

Katie Khan

The End of Men is a fiercely intelligent page-turner, an eerily prescient novel, at once thoughtful and highly emotive.

Paula Hawkins

An incredible achievement - both a breath-taking feat of imagination and a wise, steady eye on the world as it is.

Jessica Moor

A tour de force - a feminist reimagining of society.

Gillian McAllister

The End of Men is huge in scope and is as tense as the tautest thriller. It also feels intensely personal after our own recent experiences.

Red Magazine

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