The Bee Sting - Paul Murray

Irresistibly funny, wise and thought-provoking - a tragicomic tour de force about family, fortune and the struggle to be a good person when the world is in meltdown...The Barnes family is in trouble. Dickie's once-lucrative car business is going under - but rather than face the music, he's spending his days in the woods, building an apocalypse-proof bunker with a renegade handyman. His exasperated wife Imelda is selling off her jewellery on eBay and half-heartedly dodging the attentions of fast-talking ca...
Irresistibly funny, wise and thought-provoking - a tragicomic tour de force about family, fortune and the struggle to be a good person when the world is in meltdown...The Barnes family is in trouble. Dickie's once-lucrative car business is going under - but rather than face the music, he's spending his days in the woods, building an apocalypse-proof bunker with a renegade handyman. His exasperated wife Imelda is selling off her jewellery on eBay and half-heartedly dodging the attentions of fast-talking cattle farmer Big Mike, while their teenage daughter Cass, formerly top of her class, seems determined to binge-drink her way to her final exams. And twelve-year-old PJ, in debt to local sociopath 'Ears' Moran, is putting the final touches to his grand plan to run away from home.Where did it all go wrong? A patch of ice on the road, a casual favour to a charming stranger, a bee caught beneath a bridal veil - can a single moment of bad luck change the direction of a lifirresistibly funny, wise and thought-provoking - a tragicomic tour de force about family, fortune and the struggle to be a good person when the wor...
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Features Number of pages: 656 pages| 8226,Book cover: Trade paperback| 8227,The Booker Prize 2023 shortlisted
Short Description Irresistibly funny, wise and thought-provoking - a tragicomic tour de force about family, fortune and the struggle to be a good person when the world is in meltdown...The Barnes family is in trouble. Dickie's once-lucrative car business is going under - but rather than face the music, he's spending his days in the woods, building an apocalypse-proof bunker with a renegade handyman. His exasperated wife Imelda is selling off her jewellery on eBay and half-heartedly dodging the attentions of fast-talking ca...
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