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Little Bee (Reprint) (Paperback) by Chris Cleave

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About the Book



The publishers of Cleave's new novel don't want to spoil the story by revealing too much about it. They will say that the beach scene is brutal, and that it braids the fates of a 16-year-old Nigerian orphan and a well-off British couple.



Book Synopsis



Millions of people have read, discussed, debated, cried, and cheered with Little Bee, a Nigerian refugee girl whose violent and courageous journey​ puts a stunning face on the worldwide refugee crisis​.

"Little Bee will blow you away." --The Washington Post

The lives of a sixteen-year-old Nigerian orphan and a well-off British woman collide in this page-turning #1 New York Times bestseller, book club favorite, and "affecting story of human triumph" (The New York Times Book Review) from Chris Cleave, author of Gold and Everyone Brave Is Forgiven.

We don't want to tell you too much about this book. It is a truly special story and we don't 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. The story starts there, but the book doesn't. And it's what happens afterward that is most important. Once you have read it, you'll want to tell everyone about it. When you do, please don't tell them what happens either. The magic is in how it unfolds.



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...Little Bee is a loud shout of talent. -- Chicago Sun-Times

...[an] immensely readable and moving second novel... The character and voice of Little Bee reveal Cleave at his finest... An affecting story of human triumph. -- New York Times Book Review

Little Bee will blow you away....In restrained, diamond-hard prose, Cleave alternates between these two characters' points of view as he pulls the threads of their dark -- but often funny -- story tight. What unfolds between them...is both surprising and inevitable, thoroughly satisfying if also heart-rending. -- Washington Post

Book clubs in search of the next Kite Runner need look no further than this astonishing, flawless novel... Cleave (Incendiary) effortlessly moves between alternating viewpoints with lucid, poignant prose and the occasional lighter note. A tension-filled dramatic ending and plenty of moral dilemmas add up to a satisfying, emotional read. -- Library Journal

Cleave has a Zola-esque ability to write big and deeply....[he] makes the reader think about political issues and care about his characters. -- USA Today

Every now and then, you come across a character in a book whose personality is so salient and whose story carries such devastating emotional force it's as if she becomes a fixed part of your consciousness. So it is with the charmingly named title character in Chris Cleave's brilliant and unforgettable Little Bee... -- The Oregonian

Stunning. -- People (Four Stars and a People Pick)

The voice that speaks from the first page of Chris Cleave's Little Bee is one you might never have heard -- the voice of a smart, wary, heartsick immigrant scarred by the terrors of her past....Read this urgent and wryly funny novel for its insights into simple humanity, the force that can disarm fear. -- O Magazine

Utterly enthralling page-turner...Novelist Cleave does a brilliant job of making both characters not only believable but memorable....These compelling voices grip the reader's heart and do not let go even after the book's hyper-tense final page. Little Bee is a harrowing and heartening marvel of a novel. -- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Vividly memorable and provocative...heartwarming and heartbreaking...Cleave paces the story beautifully, lacing it with wit, compassion, and, even at the darkest moments, a searing ray of hope. -- Boston Globe
Dimensions (Overall): 8.51 Inches (H) x 5.55 Inches (W) x .83 Inches (D)
Weight: .63 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Human Qualities + Behavior, Peoples + Cultures, Conflicts + Dualities, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, General, Psychology, Literary
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: Paperback
Author: Chris Cleave
Language: English
Street Date: February 16, 2010
TCIN: 12059136
UPC: 9781416589648
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-0170
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 8.25 inches length x 5.25 inches width x 1 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.6 pounds
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