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‘Dystopian and electrical, this e-book is decided to blow minds all over' Stylist'Haunting and poignant ... a big and lovely publication' Dave Goulson, bestselling writer of Bee Quest
within the spirit of Station Eleven and Never permit Me Go, this outstanding and bold literary debut follows 3 generations of beekeepers from the previous, current, and destiny, weaving a spellbinding tale in their courting to the bees – and to their little ones and each other – opposed to the backdrop of an pressing, worldwide crisis.
England, 1851. William is a biologist and seed service provider, who units out to construct a brand new kind of beehive—one that might provide either him and his young ones honour and fame.
United States, 2007. George is a beekeeper and fights an uphill conflict opposed to sleek farming, yet hopes that his son might be their salvation.
China, 2098. Tao hand paints pollen onto the fruit timber now that the bees have lengthy given that disappeared. whilst Tao’s younger son is taken away through the professionals after a sad accident—and is stored at nighttime approximately his whereabouts and condition—she units out on a grueling trip to determine what occurred to him.
Haunting, illuminating, and deftly written, The background of Bees joins those 3 very diversified narratives into one gripping and idea scary tale that's simply as a lot concerning the robust relationships among young children and oldsters because it is ready our very dating to nature and humanity.
‘Haunting and poignant … an incredible and lovely publication’ Dave Goulson, writer of Bee Quest
‘Spectacular and deeply relocating. Lunde has elegantly woven jointly a story of technology and technology fiction, dystopia and desire, and the rigors of the person and the strengths of relatives’ Lisa See, New York Times bestselling writer
‘Such is the genius of debut novelist Maja Lunde that her story of 3 eras—the long gone, the tenuous current and the biologically damned future—is strung at the fragile wish of the survival of bees’ Jacquelyn Mitchard, New York occasions bestselling author
‘As a lover of honeybees and keen on speculative fiction, i used to be doubly obsessed on THE historical past OF BEES. Maja Lunde’s novel is an pressing reminder of ways a lot our survival depends upon these outstanding bugs. it's also a gripping account of how—despite the harshest losses—humanity may possibly abide and person households can heal’ Jean Hegland, writer of Into the Forest
‘By turns devastating and hopeful, The historical past of Bees resonates powerfully with our so much urgent environmental matters. Following 3 separate yet interconnected timelines, Lunde exhibits us the earlier, the current, and a terrifying destiny in a riveting tale as complicated as a honeycomb’Bryn Greenwood, New York Times bestselling writer
‘Here is a narrative that's sweeping in scope yet intimate intimately’ Laura McBride, writer of We Are known as to Rise