After centuries of research, the solution to becoming immortal is at last found. It is then decided to interrupt the development of humans at the most productive age of twenty-three. Very soon, the Earth becomes overpopulated and it is deemed necessary to prohibit people from having children. Any woman found pregnant is made to abort and any child found alive is shot on sight.
A couple defies the law several times until little June survives the authorities’ hunt for children. Shut in a cellar for his own protection, the boy escapes and finds himself in the heart of a group of rebels – the Ephemerals. Caught between the extrasensory abilities of these mortals and the wearisome dehumanization of the immortals, June then faces an existential dilemma. Could the underlying fear of death be what leads to a full and exciting life?
Azelma Sigaux grew up in a family of Parisian artists. Close to nature and a campaigner for numerous causes, Azelma undertook her first publishing deal in 2017. With passion and enthusiasm, she uses imagination and humour to convey deeper messages about society.
Key Sales Points
– A lively, captivating style of writing that makes us want to read more and more.
– A real philosophical reflection on productivism and immortality.
– A rich and intriguing universe, widely appreciated by the many readers who have posted online comments.