In a future not very far from now, poet Julia Reynard believes herself the only survivor of a global plague. Pregnant and isolated in the English countryside, she's soon to realise that there are others - but that most of them are children, too young to be affected by the disease. And she begins to understand that the radical change that has come to the world, beginning with the plague that wiped out humanity, is centered around the child she's carrying.
Plainsong chronicles ten days in the birth of a new god. First released by St. Martins Press in 1990, Publishers Weekly said "...a beautifully written fable...Grabien's imaginative story makes the fantastic seem possible."