Little bee

by Cleave, Chris.

Format: Large Print 2009
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Allegheny Regional Fiction FICTION Cleave
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FICTION Cleave
CLP - Woods Run Large Print Books FICTION Cleave
Location  CLP - Woods Run
Collection  Large Print Books
Call Number  FICTION Cleave
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Large Print LP F CLE
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Large Print
Call Number  LP F CLE
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Large Print LP FIC CLE
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Large Print
Call Number  LP FIC CLE
Crafton Public Library Adult - Fiction Large Print LP F CLEAVE 2009 CRAFTON 06/09
Location  Crafton Public Library
Collection  Adult - Fiction Large Print
Call Number  LP F CLEAVE 2009 CRAFTON 06/09
We dont want to tell you too much about this book. It is a truly special story and we dont want to spoil it. Nevertheless, you need to know something, so we will just say this: It is extremely funny, but the African beach scene is horrific. Once you have read it, youll want to tell everyone about it. When you do, please dont tell them what happens. The magic is in how it unfolds.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Little Bee, smart and stoic, knows two people in England, Andrew and Sarah, journalists she chanced upon on a Nigerian beach after fleeing a massacre in her village, one grisly outbreak in an off-the-radar oil war. After sneaking into England and escaping a rural immigration removal center, she arrives at Andrew and Sarah's London suburb home only to find that the violence that haunts her has also poisoned them. In an unnerving blend of dread, wit, and beauty, Cleave slowly and arrestingly excavates the full extent of the horror that binds Little Bee and Sarah together. A columnist for the Guardian, Cleave earned fame and notoriety when his first book, Incendiary, a tale about a terrorist attack on London, was published on the very day London was bombed in July 2005. His second ensnaring, eviscerating novel charms the reader with ravishing descriptions, sly humor, and the poignant improvisations of Sarah's Batman-costumed young son, then launches devastating attacks in the form of Little Bee's elegantly phrased insights into the massive failure of compassion in the world of refugees. Cleave is a nerves-of-steel storyteller of stealthy power, and this is a novel as resplendent and menacing as life itself.--Seaman, Donna Copyright 2008 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "A violent incident on a Nigerian beach has tragic echoes in posh London in Cleave's beautifully staged if haphazardly plotted debut novel. British couple Andrew O'Rourke and his wife, Sarah, are on vacation when they come across two sisters, Little Bee and Nkiruka, on the run from the killers who have massacred everyone else in their village-in the pay, it turns out, of an oil company seeking the land. Soon the killers arrive and propose a not-quite-credible deal: they will trade the girls if Andrew and Sarah each cut off a finger. Andrew can't do it, but Sarah does, and the killers drag the girls away. So two years later, when Little Bee shows up at Sarah's house on the day of the funeral for Andrew, who has killed himself, it seems almost miraculous. Later, however, it's revealed that Little Bee has been hiding around the O'Rourke place, and that Andrew seeing her set off his suicide. Sarah nevertheless determines to help Little Bee get refugee status. Cleave has a sharp cinematic eye, but the plot is undermined by weak motivations and coincidences. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Young women -- Fiction.
Nigerians -- England -- Fiction.
Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Emigration and immigration -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Publisher Detroit :Thorndike Press,2009
Edition Large print ed.
Language English
Notes "Thorndike Press large print basic"--T.p. verso.
Description 449 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781410415554 (hbk. : alk. paper)
1410415554 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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