Swansong of a Childless People

Fiction (Speculative, Dystopian)

England is aging. The contrasting and occasionally crossing lives of two young Englishmen in Darlington, County Durham express the decline and collapse of Western peoples no longer bearing children.

Gerald Keaton has a girlfriend, Vanessa. She wants a family, but Gerald knows not to let their relationship compromise his career.

Alec Frewer pays more attention to people, although not when he walks into one young woman wearing a floppy straw hat on High Row, spilling her coffee. She already didn’t like men who wear suits.

Before publication, the book was shortlisted for a CALEB Unpublished Manuscript Award.