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The History of Bees: A Novel

By: Maja Lunde(Author)
Publisher: Scribner
The History of Bees: A Novel
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In the spirit of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go, this dazzling and ambitious literary debut, originally published in Norwegian in 2015, follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a spellbinding story of their relationship to the bees – and to their children and one another – against the backdrop of an urgent, global crisis.

England, 1851. William is a biologist and seed merchant, who sets out to build a new type of beehive – one that will give both him and his children honour and fame.

United States, 2007. George is a beekeeper and fights an uphill battle against modern farming, but hopes that his son can be their salvation.

China, 2098. Tao hand paints pollen onto the fruit trees now that the bees have long since disappeared. When Tao's young son is taken away by the authorities after a tragic accident – and is kept in the dark about his whereabouts and condition – she sets out on a grueling journey to find out what happened to him.

Haunting, illuminating, and deftly written, The History of Bees joins these three very different narratives into one gripping and thought provoking story that is just as much about the powerful relationships between children and parents as it is about our very relationship to nature and humanity.

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Maja Lunde is a Norwegian author and screenwriter. Lunde has written ten books for children and young adults. She has also written scripts for Norwegian television, including for the children's series Barnas supershow ("The Children's Super Show"), the drama series Hjem ("Home") and the comedy series Side om Side ("Side by Side"). The History of Bees is her first novel for adults. She lives with her husband and three children in Oslo.

By: Maja Lunde(Author)
Publisher: Scribner
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