Little Bee (Hardcover)

Author: Cleave, Chris

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Publisher Thorndike Press
Mfg Part# 9781410415554
SKU 210917467
Format Hardcover Large Print
ISBN10 1410415554
Release Date 8/13/2012
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 5.75L x 1T
Praise
"[A]n unnerving blend of dread, wit, and beauty..." (Starred review.)
"Book clubs in search of the next KITE RUNNER need look no further than this astonishing, flawless novel about what happens when ordinary, mundane Western lives are thrown into stark contrast against the terrifying realities of war-torn Africa."
"[Cleave] has carved two indelible characters whose choices in even the most straitened circumstances permit them dignity -- if they are willing to sacrifice for it. LITTLE BEE is the best kind of political novel: You're almost entirely unaware of its politics because the book doesn't deal in abstractions but in human beings."
"[The] young refugee....[i]n Chris Cleave's heartwarming and heartbreaking LITTLE BEE [is]....one of the most vividly memorable and provocative characters in recent contemporary fiction....Cleave paces the story beautifully, lacing it with wit, compassion, and, even at the darkest moments, a searing ray of hope."
"Cleave uses his emotionally charged narrative to challenge his readers' conceptions of civility, of ethical choice.....[The characters'] bold, impulsive choices...challenge the inevitability of despair, transforming a political novel into an affecting story of human triumph."
From the Publisher
Annotation Sarah and Andrew, an English couple vacationing in Nigeria, encounter two terrified young girls who are fleeing their village, where masked soldiers are executing everyone they find. The soldiers catch up to them, leading to a harrowing confrontation that will change all of their lives forever. Years later, Little Bee, one of the Nigerian girls, shows up in London, and she and Sarah begin to help each other heal their wounds, which are more than skin deep. Sophomore novelist Cleave (INCENDIARY) effortlessly weaves between dual narrators, to poignantly parallel the acute similarities between two very different young women.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0449
Publisher Thorndike Press
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