An electrifying novel of love, creativity and madness... playful, tender and heart breaking
What a wonderful, strange, terrifying, brilliant novel this is
Exquisitely calibrated... miraculously skilful... immersively real... Like all dramas, it has a resolution, and one of such eye-popping metaphysical grandeur that I couldn't spoil it even if I wanted to
Paraic O'Donnell, Irish Times
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In a single moment, in every part of the world, every person with an Y chromosome vanishes: lovers, children, parents – even foetuses from the womb.
Jane Pearson wakes on a mountainside the next morning to find her husband and son missing from their tent. Frantic and grieving, she sets out to find the one person she thinks can help – Evangelyne Moreau, the brilliant, charismatic leader of the Commensalist Party of America, whose heart she broke many years before.
While Jane searches for those she has lost, a radically different society emerges, one that seems – at first – to be suddenly, blissfully safer than what came before. And then The Men appears online: uncanny video footage that shows the missing being herded through bizarre, otherworldly landscapes. Is it a hoax, or could The Men hold the key to bringing back those who were lost? And if so, what might you give up to save the world?
From the author of The Heavens, The Men is a gripping, beautiful, and disquieting novel of impossible sacrifices that asks: what might we be prepared to give up to create a better world?
Sandra Newman on Granta.com
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