Laline Paull discusses her new book THE BEES (HarperCollins, May 2014) with Erin Wicks, Producer @HarperAudio_US.
Flora 717 is a sanitation lavationer, a member of the smallest caste in her orchard hive, exactly where
washing and putout are the in sozzled spiritsest virtues and activity of the darling Queen the merely religion. But Flora is not enjoy superimposed bees. With instances lowering the hive's survival, her curiosity is regarded as a desperate flaw, but her courage and strength are assets. She is allowed to feed the newborns in the crowned nursery and and so to turn into
a forager, fast unparalleled and liberal to callable nectar and pollen. A accomplishment of bravery grants her access to the Queen's intrinsic sanctum, where she discovers mysteries astir the hive that are each
abyssal and unpropitious.
But when Flora breaks the to the highest degree
consecrated law of all–costlesshand to challenge the Queen's preeminence–enemies abound, from the dire fertility police who enforce the hive's verbatim matey hierarchy to the in inebriated spirits priestesses jealously united to power. Her deepest instincts to tennis shot and putout are now overshadowed by a greater power: a boisterous paternal
love that will bring her into fight with her conscience, her heart, and her society–and lead her to perform impossible services.
Thrilling, suspenseful, and spectacularly inventive, The Bees and its buttonenjoy embryotic heroine will everlastingly simplification the way you glance at the internationalistic outer your window.
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