"The wittiest, most entertaining story about gender in recent memory". Salon.com
"There's more imagination, truth, humor, and life in these beautifully illustrated pages than in 99.9% of the books released this year. It's a journey you never want to end, with an all-too-fitting conclusion. Better than Watchmen? . - The National Post
"Y [has] sex, violence, action, comedy, and sadness, but it also stands as a careful, thoughtful examination of feminism, sexism, loyalty, maturity, and love... This is some smart, tasty fiction". Wired.com
No man's Land in 2002, the world changes forever. Every man, every boy, every mammal with a Y chromosome everywhere on Earth suddenly collapses and dies. With the loss of nearly half the planet's population, the gears of society grind to a halt, and a world of women is left to pick up the pieces and try to keep civilization from collapsing entirely.
The "gendercide," however, is not absolutely complete. For some unknown reason one young man named Yorick Brown and his pet male monkey, Ampersand, are spared. Overnight, this anonymous twenty something becomes the most important person on the planet the key, it is hoped, to unlocking the secret of the mysterious sex-specific plague.
For Yorick himself, the most important person on the planet is 10,000 miles away and he will stop at nothing to find her. But as he travels across this strange new world, danger and opportunity alike threaten to derail his journey and with it the future of the human race.