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‘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
again and again
again and again and again.
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.
'Devastatingly honest, heartbreaking and tender. As a portrait of a love affair, it is unflinching, but it also captures the small sacrifices of motherhood and marriage, and their rewards. This is the most extraordinary novel I have read in years in form, ambition and scope - an incredible achievement and an instant classic. I will read it again and again'
'Started Here Is The Beehive before bed, and couldn't put it down. Beautiful, beguiling, funny, sharp, dark. Impeccably crafted'
'An unflinching take on the destructive power of obsessive love. It is also a highly original study of the grief that dare not speak its name – the grief of the other woman'
CHRISTINE DWYER HICKEY
'A searing portrait of addictive love and grief and the devastation human beings can wreak on each other. Her psychological insights into the human psyche are painfully astute. I really admire the pared back pristine prose and the beauty of the unsaid ... an addictive read, painful, unsettling, full of uncomfortable truths, yet the work itself resounds with its own unique bleak beauty'
‘I am knackered; I woke at 3am and began to read Sarah's book. You are quite right. I couldn't put it down.
I just loved it. The prose is clean yet rich, her dialogue ear-perfect'
'A beautifully crafted sucker punch of a read. Sarah Crossan has always had an exquisite way with words and in this she uses poetic prose to craft an honest and oftentimes gritty exploration of two intertwined marriages, slowly unravelling. Painfully believable, passionate and occasionally heartbreaking, Here is the Beehive provides further proof that Sarah Crossan is an infinitely gifted writer'