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The death of bees : a novel

Author: Lisa O'Donnell
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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Trying to keep the death of their parents a secret, Marnie and her little sister Nelly are on their own until several residents in Glasgow's Hazelhurst housing estate suspect that something is not right.
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Genre/Form: Black humor (Literature)
Black humor
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa O'Donnell
ISBN: 9780062209849 0062209841 9780062209856 006220985X 9780099558422 0099558424
OCLC Number: 795757348
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain in 2012 by William Heinemann, an imprint of the the Random House Group"--Title page verso.
Description: 311 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Winner of the 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize.-Fifteen-year-old Marnie leads a life of smoking, drinking, drugs and sex; her twelve-year-old sister Nelly enjoys playing the violin, reading, and eating cornflakes with Coke. But the sisters have to join forces when they bury their parents in the backyard and pretend to the world that they are in Turkey. Taken in by the kindly old homo next door, Lennie, things are going well until their estranged grandfather turns up asking questions. And Lennie's dog starts digging in the garden ...-A compelling black comedy, suitable for all ages.
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WINNER OF THE COMMONWEALTH BOOK PRIZE 2013Today is Christmas Eve. Today I buried my parents in the backyard. Nelly enjoys playing the violin, eating cornflakes with Coke and reading Harry Potter. But  Read more...

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A dark, fierce first novel that is a page-turner and a fairy tale turned inside out. I can't wait to read what she writes next. -- Alice Hoffman * New York Times * The Death Of Bees is compelling Read more...

 
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