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SHORTLISTED FOR THE AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARD
What would you do if you lost someone the world never knew was yours?
For three years, Ana has been consumed by an affair with Connor, a client at her law firm. Their love has been consigned to hotel rooms and dark corners of pubs, their relationship kept hidden from the world. So the morning that Ana's company receives a call to say that Connor is dead, her secret grief has nowhere to go. Desperate for an outlet, Ana seeks out the shadowy figure who has always stood just beyond her reach - Connor's wife Rebecca.
'Utterly gripping' RODDY DOYLE
'A triumph - crackling with psychological and sexual ambiguity' JULIE MYERSON, OBSERVER
'This book is just sublime. I loved every page' CAITRIONA BALFE
'Unmissable ... Incredible' STYLIST
'Amazing ... I read it in one sitting, completely swept up in Ana's fragmented narrative' EMMA HEALEY
'Dark, riveting, powerful' ELIZABETH DAY
This lyrical account of an adulterous affair and its brutal aftermath is all the more effective and affecting for the spare, sparse style and I expect it to win as many awards as Sarah Crossan's YA fiction has done― RED
I read this stunning book standing up in two hours. An eviscerating take on marriage and adultery-- ERIN KELLY
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. We're lucky to have her-- JAN CARSON
The princess of pacing . Crossan always finds humour and humanity in the darkness; it's impossible not to read it in a single gulp― THE TIMES
There are familiar flavours and notes and moments of powerful sweetness, but she complicates them with such power and subtlety, in a way that doesn't alienate the reader. The tang of fire is in there, always, leaving a unique aftertaste. You wouldn't mistake it for any other writer, and you won't soon forget it-- DEIRDRE SULLIVAN
Sarah Crossan has lived in Dublin, London and New York, and now lives in Hertfordshire. She graduated with a degree in philosophy and literature before training as an English and drama teacher at Cambridge University. Since completing a masters in creative writing, she has been working to promote creative writing in schools.The Weight of Water and Apple and Rain were both shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal. In 2016, Sarah won the CILIP Carnegie Medal as well as the YA Book Prize, the CBI Book of the Year award and the CLiPPA Poetry Award for her novel, One.