By Maja Lunde
‘Dystopian and electrical, this e-book is decided to blow minds far and wide' Stylist
'Haunting and poignant ... an enormous and lovely booklet' Dave Goulson, bestselling writer of Bee Quest
within the spirit of Station Eleven and Never permit Me Go, this spectacular and bold literary debut follows 3 generations of beekeepers from the prior, current, and destiny, weaving a spellbinding tale in their courting to the bees – and to their teenagers 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 form of beehive—one that might supply either him and his kids honour and fame.
United States, 2007. George is a beekeeper and fights an uphill conflict opposed to glossy farming, yet hopes that his son may be their salvation.
China, 2098. Tao hand paints pollen onto the fruit timber now that the bees have lengthy in view that disappeared. whilst Tao’s younger son is taken away by means of the professionals after a sad accident—and is stored at the hours of darkness approximately his whereabouts and condition—she units out on a grueling trip to determine what occurred to him.
Haunting, illuminating, and deftly written, The historical past of Bees joins those 3 very diversified narratives into one gripping and suggestion upsetting tale that's simply as a lot in regards to the robust relationships among teenagers and fogeys because it is ready our very courting to nature and humanity.
‘Haunting and poignant … an enormous and lovely e-book’ Dave Goulson, writer of Bee Quest
‘Spectacular and deeply relocating. Lunde has elegantly woven jointly a story of technological know-how and technological know-how fiction, dystopia and desire, and the pains of the person and the strengths of kinfolk’ Lisa See, New York Times bestselling writer
‘Such is the genius of debut novelist Maja Lunde that her story of 3 eras—the 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 keen about THE heritage OF BEES. Maja Lunde’s novel is an pressing reminder of the way a lot our survival will depend on these notable bugs. it's also a gripping account of how—despite the most harsh losses—humanity may perhaps 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 previous, 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
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