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British couple Andrew and Sarah O’Rourke, vacationing on a Nigerian beach in a last-ditch effort to save their faltering marriage, come across Little Bee and her sister, Nigerian refugees fleeing from machete-wielding soldiers intent on clearing the beach. The horrific confrontation that follows changes the lives of everyone involved in unimaginable ways.

Two years later, Little Bee appears in London on the day of Andrew’s funeral and reconnects with Sarah. Sarah is struggling to come to terms with her husband’s recent suicide and the stubborn behavior of her four-year-old son, who is convinced that he really is Batman. The tenuous friendship between Sarah and Little Bee that grows, is challenged, and ultimately endures is the heart of this emotional, tense, and often hilarious novel.

Considered by some to be the next Kite Runner, Little Bee is an achingly human story set against the inhuman realities of war-torn Africa. Wrenching tests of friendship and terrible moral dilemmas fuel this irresistible novel.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”


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