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Here is the Beehive

ISBN: 9781526619495
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€17.55
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read... What happens when you lose something the world never knew was yours? A shattering and compulsive novel about transgression and desire, secrecy and loss.
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'When Ana, the "other woman", is destroyed by an unimaginable grief, the kind that cannot exist because no one knew about it, the result is both palpable and suffocating. How can you grieve someone that no-one knew you had? As Ana becomes distant and bitter, she finds solace in the most unlikely of places. Embedding herself into the life of the oblivious wife, to try and hold onto pieces of him, Ana walks a tightrope that will inevitably snap.'

Recommended by Sarah Hibbitts and Lisa Corr, Dubray Grafton St


'Unmissable ... Incredible' Stylist

'One of our most original writers. Sarah has almost created an entirely new form of writing in her novels that is hers and hers alone' John Boyne

'Amazing ... I absolutely love the form, which breathes new life into a familiar story making it both more elegant and more brutal. I read it in one sitting, completely swept up in Ana's fragmented narrative' Emma Healey

it happened,
again and again
and
again and again and again.

Together
apart.
In love
in aching.

Tangled
unravelling.

Ana and Connor have been having an affair for three years. In hotel rooms and coffee shops, swiftly deleted texts and briefly snatched weekends, they have built a world with none but the two of them in it.

But then the unimaginable happens, and Ana finds herself alone, trapped inside her secret.

How can we lose someone the world never knew was ours? How do we grieve for something no one else can ever find out? In her desperate bid for answers, Ana seeks out the shadowy figure who has always stood just beyond her reach - Connor's wife Rebecca.

Peeling away the layers of two overlapping marriages, Here is the Beehive is a devastating excavation of risk, obsession and loss.

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'When Ana, the "other woman", is destroyed by an unimaginable grief, the kind that cannot exist because no one knew about it, the result is both palpable and suffocating. How can you grieve someone that no-one knew you had? As Ana becomes distant and bitter, she finds solace in the most unlikely of places. Embedding herself into the life of the oblivious wife, to try and hold onto pieces of him, Ana walks a tightrope that will inevitably snap.'

Recommended by Sarah Hibbitts and Lisa Corr, Dubray Grafton St


'Unmissable ... Incredible' Stylist

'One of our most original writers. Sarah has almost created an entirely new form of writing in her novels that is hers and hers alone' John Boyne

'Amazing ... I absolutely love the form, which breathes new life into a familiar story making it both more elegant and more brutal. I read it in one sitting, completely swept up in Ana's fragmented narrative' Emma Healey

it happened,
again and again
and
again and again and again.

Together
apart.
In love
in aching.

Tangled
unravelling.

Ana and Connor have been having an affair for three years. In hotel rooms and coffee shops, swiftly deleted texts and briefly snatched weekends, they have built a world with none but the two of them in it.

But then the unimaginable happens, and Ana finds herself alone, trapped inside her secret.

How can we lose someone the world never knew was ours? How do we grieve for something no one else can ever find out? In her desperate bid for answers, Ana seeks out the shadowy figure who has always stood just beyond her reach - Connor's wife Rebecca.

Peeling away the layers of two overlapping marriages, Here is the Beehive is a devastating excavation of risk, obsession and loss.

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