Little Bee by Chris Cleave audiobook

Little Bee: A Novel

By Chris Cleave
Read by Anne Flosnik

Simon & Schuster Audio
10.68 Hours 1
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Little Bee, the young female refugee from the Nigerian delta, must master the Queen's English and the Queen's England if she is to escape her past and make a life in the UK after two years in a refugee detention center. The novel opens on the day Little Bee is released from the center with no identification papers and only the address of an English couple, Andrew and Sarah, whom she once met on a Nigerian beach. All three of their lives were horribly changed by that meeting on the beach. When Little Bee unexpectedly appears at Sarah's doorstep, it is the day of Andrew's funeral. Told in turns in the first person by Little Bee and Sarah, the novel follows these two women as they struggle to save each other and themselves. Little Bee tries to make a life for herself in a totally alien land, while Sarah must come to terms with her choices in London including an extramarital affair and her seemingly frivolous career path. United by their past and by love for Sarah's young son Charlie, Little Bee and Sarah become indispensable to each other. But their bond will face the ultimate test when the system catches up with Little Bee, and each woman must make a devastating decision.

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Summary

Summary

Little Bee, the young female refugee from the Nigerian delta, must master the Queen's English and the Queen's England if she is to escape her past and make a life in the UK after two years in a refugee detention center. The novel opens on the day Little Bee is released from the center with no identification papers and only the address of an English couple, Andrew and Sarah, whom she once met on a Nigerian beach. All three of their lives were horribly changed by that meeting on the beach. When Little Bee unexpectedly appears at Sarah's doorstep, it is the day of Andrew's funeral.

Told in turns in the first person by Little Bee and Sarah, the novel follows these two women as they struggle to save each other and themselves. Little Bee tries to make a life for herself in a totally alien land, while Sarah must come to terms with her choices in London including an extramarital affair and her seemingly frivolous career path. United by their past and by love for Sarah's young son Charlie, Little Bee and Sarah become indispensable to each other. But their bond will face the ultimate test when the system catches up with Little Bee, and each woman must make a devastating decision.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Urgent and wryly funny.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“An affecting story of human triumph.” New York Times
“The voice Cleave has created for [Little Bee] illustrates the forcible dislocations of a globalized world.” Washington Post
“A loud shout of talent.” Chicago Sun-Times
“Vividly memorable and provocative.” Boston Globe
“Book clubs in search of the next Kite Runner need look no further than this astonishing, flawless novel.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Cleave is a nerves-of-steel storyteller of stealthy power, and this is a novel as resplendent and menacing as life itself.” Booklist (starred review)
“[Cleave] has a sharp cinematic eye, and humanizes disturbing issues around refugees and the situation in Africa.” Publishers Weekly
“Artfully told and lyrically performed, this audiobook resonates.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Chris Cleave

Author Bio: Chris Cleave

Chris Cleave is the author of Incendiary and the #1 New York Times bestseller Little Bee. He is also a columnist for the Guardian.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 10.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English