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Here is the Beehive

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

What would you do if you lost someone the world never knew was yours?

For three years, Ana has been consumed by an affair with Connor, a client at her law firm. Their love has been consigned to hotel rooms and dark corners of pubs, their relationship kept hidden from the world. So the morning that Ana’s company receives a call to say that Connor is dead, her secret grief has nowhere to go. Desperate for an outlet, Ana seeks out the shadowy figure who has always stood just beyond her reach – Connor’s wife Rebecca

 

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Sarah
Crossan

Sarah Crossan has a masters in creative writing, and has been working to promote creative writing in schools. Her novels, The Weight of Water and Apple and Rain were both shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal. In 2016, Sarah won the CILIP Carnegie Medal as well as the YA Book Prize among others for her novel, One. Here is the Beehive was shortlisted for the An Post Irish Book award 2020.

Sarah Crossan has a masters in creative writing, and has been working to promote creative writing in schools. Her novels, The Weight of Water and Apple and Rain were both shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal. In 2016, Sarah won the CILIP Carnegie Medal as well as the YA Book Prize among others for her novel, One. Here is the Beehive was shortlisted for the An Post Irish Book award 2020.

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

It is the first novel for adults by an author who has so far written for young adults and who in this novel continues with her highly original style that looks like a poem but reads like a novel. In this kind of sparse and taciturn way the author manages to wrap the reader around her finger and create a very menacing feeling, suggesting more between the lines than within them. In its unsentimental frankness the story becomes much more than just another account of adultery. Tartu Linnaraamatukogu/Tartu Public Library, Estonia

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
20/08/2020
Country
Ireland
Original Language
English
Author

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