In the 21st Century, a drug that guarantees the birth of boys--originally developed to reduce Third World populations--leads to a worldwide shortage of women. The result is an explosion of male violence, wars, and the sale of women on the black market. The narrator is a French entomologist trying to eradicate the drug.Interwoven is the story of his love for the two women with whom he shares his life: his companion and lover, Clarence, and their prized daughter, Beatrice.
|Title||:||The first century after Beatrice|
|Author||:||Amin Maalouf, Dorothy S. Blair|