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The Bees /

The Bees /
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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Reserve
R2556746 F PAUL
Adult Fiction   Tura . On Loan . 17 Apr 2023
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ISBN 9780007558506
Shelf Location F PAUL
Author Paull, Laline, author
Title The Bees / Laline Paull.
Production/Publication data London : Fourth Estate, 2014.
Physical Description 346 pages ; 21 cm.
Carrier Type volume
Summary Note 'The handmaid's tale' meets 'The hunger games' in this brilliantly imagined debut. Born into the lowest class of her society, Flora 717 is a sanitation bee, only fit to clean her orchard hive. Living to accept, obey and serve, she is prepared to sacrifice everything for her beloved holy mother, the Queen. But Flora is not like other bees. Despite her ugliness she has talents that are not typical of her kin. While mutant bees are usually instantly destroyed, Flora is removed from sanitation duty and is allowed to feed the newborns, before becoming a forager, collecting pollen on the wing. She also finds her way into the Queen's inner sanctum, where she discovers secrets both sublime and ominous. But enemies are everywhere, from the fearsome fertility police to the high priestesses who jealously guard the Hive Mind. And when Flora breaks the most sacred law of all her instinct to serve is overshadowed by an even deeper desire, a fierce maternal love that will lead to the unthinkable ...Laline Paull's chilling yet ultimately triumphant novel creates a luminous world both alien and uncannily familiar.
Subject Suspense fiction
Queens -- Fiction
Survival -- Fiction
Fertility -- Fiction
Abnormalities, Human -- Fiction
Government, Resistance to -- Fiction
Dystopias -- Fiction
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