The bees: A Novel
The Handmaid's Tale meets The Hunger Games in this brilliantly imagined debut set in an ancient culture where only the queen may breed and deformity means death.
Flora 717 is a sanitation worker, a member of the lowest caste in her orchard hive where work and sacrifice are the highest virtues and worship of the beloved Queen the only religion. But Flora is not like other bees. With circumstances threatening the hive's survival, her curiosity is regarded as a dangerous flaw but her courage and strength are an asset. She is allowed to feed the newborns in the royal nursery and then to become a forager, flying alone and free to collect pollen. She also finds her way into the Queen's inner sanctum, where she discovers mysteries about the hive that are both profound and ominous.
But when Flora breaks the most sacred law of all--daring to challenge the Queen's fertility--enemies abound, from the fearsome fertility police who enforce the strict social hierarchy to the high priestesses jealously wedded to power. Her deepest instincts to serve and sacrifice are now overshadowed by an even deeper desire, a fierce maternal love that will bring her into conflict with her conscience, her heart, her society--and lead her to unthinkable deeds.
Thrilling, suspenseful and spectacularly imaginative, The Bees gives us a dazzling young heroine and will change forever the way you look at the world outside your window.
Abnormalities, Human -- Fiction
Beehives -- Fiction
Bees -- Fiction
Dystopias -- Fiction
Fertility -- Fiction
Government, Resistance to
Government, Resistance to -- Fiction
Large type books
Queens -- Fiction
Survival -- Fiction
Suspense fiction, English
|Grouped Work ID||8bed0929-b443-485e-6f77-4e3537994060|
|Grouping Author||paull laline|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-23 23:25:55PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-24 00:04:32AM|
|author2-role||Blackstone Audio, Inc,publisher., Cassidy, Orlagh., Harper Audio (Firm).|
|available_at_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Southeast|
|collection_catalog||Audiobook, Fiction, Large Print|
|detailed_location_catalog||Bellevue - Adult Audiobook, Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction, Edmondson Pike - Adult Large Print, Green Hills - Adult Audiobook, Hermitage - Adult Fiction, Inglewood - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Audiobook, Main Library - Adult Fiction, Southeast - Adult Fiction|
This brilliantly imagined debut tells the story of Flora 717, a devout young worker bee who finds herself in possession of a deadly secret
Flora 717 is a sanitation worker, a member of the lowest caste in her orchard hive, where work and sacrifice are the highest virtues and worship of the beloved Queen the only religion. But Flora is not like other bees. With circumstances threatening the hive's survival, her curiosity is regarded as a dangerous flaw, but her courage and strength are assets. She is allowed to feed the newborns in the royal nursery and then to become a forager, flying alone and free to collect nectar and pollen. A feat of bravery grants her access to the Queen's inner sanctum, where she discovers mysteries about the hive that are both profound and ominous.
But when Flora breaks the most sacred law of all—daring to challenge the Queen's preeminence—enemies abound, from the fearsome fertility police who enforce the hive's strict social hierarchy to the high priestesses jealously wedded to power. Her deepest instincts to serve and sacrifice are now overshadowed by a greater power: a fierce maternal love that will bring her into conflict with her conscience, her heart, and her society—and lead her to perform unthinkable deeds.
Thrilling, suspenseful, and spectacularly imaginative, The Bees and its dazzling young heroine will forever change the way you look at the world outside your window.
|format_catalog||Book, CD audio book, Large Print, eAudiobook, eBook|
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||9780062331151, 9780062331168, 9780062333551, 9780062352811, 9781410472083, 9781483004075, 9781483004082|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Inglewood, Main Kids, Main Library, Southeast|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000431829|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,||340 pages ; 24 cm., ils:CARL0000434733|CD audio book|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Blackstone Audio, Inc. :||audio discs ( hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in., ils:CARL0000443767|Large Print|Books|Large print edition.|English|Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, Gale, Cengage Learning,|2014.|491 pages (large print) ; 23 cm., overdrive:a60122c6-17b8-4816-9b06-78af0c12ba4d|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|HarperCollins|2014|, overdrive:f584ec10-7775-46f6-99ce-fa4a05f025b6|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2014||
|series||Thorndike Press large print core|
|series_with_volume||Thorndike Press large print core||
|subject_facet||Abnormalities, Human -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Beehives -- Fiction, Bees -- Fiction, Dystopias -- Fiction, Dystopias, English, Fertility -- Fiction, Government, Resistance to -- Fiction, Large type books, Queens -- Fiction, Survival -- Fiction, Suspense fiction, English|
|title_full||The Bees A Novel, The bees / Laline Paull, The bees [sound recording] / by Laline Paull, The bees [text (large print)] / by Laline Paull|
|topic_facet||Abnormalities, Human, Audiobooks, Beehives, Bees, Dystopias, Dystopias, English, Fantasy, Fertility, Fiction, Government, Resistance to, Large type books, Literature, Queens, Science Fiction, Survival, Suspense fiction, English|