"Stunning" (People). "Vividly memorable" (The Boston Globe). "Little Bee will blow you away...." (The Washington Post). Critics and readers agree: Little Bee is one of the best books they've ever read and we're happy to share it with you.
Little Bee is a young refugee, fleeing from her war-torn homeland of Nigeria.The only person she knows in the West is Sarah, a mother struggling with a failing marriage and a son who refuses to wear anything but a Batman costume. When Little Bee shows up on Sarah's doortstep, they are both reminded of the horrible circumstances of their first meeting, an event that would haunt them forever. Now, they all face an uncertain future where the horrors of the past are never very far away.
Softcover Book : 271 pages
Publisher: Simon And Schuster, Inc. ( February 16, 2010 )
Item #: 12-651239
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.76inches
Product Weight: 10.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
In “Little Bee,” Chris Cleave takes a story that could very easily have devolved into sentimental twaddle and weaves a masterfully powerful tale of human connection and the very personal consequences of global issues. The lives of his two narrators—the Little Bee of the title, a Nigerian refugee in England, and Sarah, an upper-middle class journalist, wife, and mother—become inextricable intertwined in a highly improbable but also quite plausible way. And the consequences are devastating. To say anymore would be a cruel attempt to rob this story of its incredible power and insight. So I’ll say just this: Read it.