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
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