The Death of Bees

By: O'Donnell, Lisa

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Today is Christmas Eve.Today is my birthday.Today I am fifteen.Today I buried my parents in the backyard.Neither of them were beloved.

Marnie and her little sister, Nelly, are on their own now. Only they know what happened to their parents, Izzy and Gene, and they aren't telling. While life in Glasgow's Maryhill housing estate isn't grand, the girls do have each other. Besides, it's only a year until Marnie will be considered an adult and can legally take care of them both.

As the New Year comes and goes, Lennie, the old man next door, realizes that his young neighbors are alone and need his help. Or does he need theirs? Lennie takes them in--feeds them, clothes them, protects them--and something like a family forms. But soon enough, the sisters' friends, their teachers, and the authorities start asking tougher questions. As one lie leads to another, dark secrets about the girls' family surface, creating complications that threaten to tear them apart.

Written with fierce sympathy and beautiful precision, told in alternating voices, The Death of Bees is an enchanting, grimly comic tale of three lost souls who, unable to answer for themselves, can answer only for one another.

Title: The Death of Bees

Author Name: O'Donnell, Lisa

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins Publishers: 2013

ISBN Number: 0062209841

ISBN Number 13: 9780062209849

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As new

Jacket Condition: as new Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0001523

Description: 311pp. 8vo, blue cloth, in custom pictorial slipcase, this is Volume 37 in the Powell's Books Indiespensable series and is signed on the title page by the author. Book has a complete number line from 10-1, is a stated first edition, and includes the 24-page author interview booklet. Book was originally published in Great Britain in 2012 by Wm. Heineman. Book and jacket (Brodart protected) are in pristine condition.