The Honey Farm by Harriet Alida LyeThe Honey Farm by Harriet Alida Lye

The Honey Farm

byHarriet Alida Lye

Paperback | April 9, 2018

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Vintage Margaret Atwood meets Patricia Highsmith in this slyly seductive debut set on an eerily beautiful farm teeming with secrets.

The drought has discontented the bees. Soil dries into sand; honeycomb stiffens into wax. But Cynthia knows how to breathe life back into her farm: offer it as an artists' colony with free room, board, and "life experience" in exchange for backbreaking labour. Silvia, a wide-eyed graduate and would-be poet, and Ibrahim, a painter distracted by constant inspiration, are drawn to Cynthia's offer, and soon, to each other.

But something lies beneath the surface. The edenic farm is plagued by events that strike Silvia as ominous: taps run red, scalps itch with lice, frogs swarm the pond. One by one, the other residents leave. As summer tenses into autumn, Cynthia's shadowed past is revealed and Silvia becomes increasingly paralyzed by doubt. Building to a shocking conclusion, The Honey Farm announces the arrival of a bold new voice and offers a thrilling portrait of creation and possession in the natural world.

Title:The Honey FarmFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.75 inPublished:April 9, 2018Publisher:Nimbus PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1771086106

ISBN - 13:9781771086103

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Intriguing This book was an interesting read and I really grew to love the story as I read it. The ending is a little unsatisfactory, but now that I've finished it and let it sit for a few days, I've been able to appreciate and understand it a bit more. Loved the prose and all of the allegories with bees the author featured. It's always nice when you find another great Canadian author!
Date published: 2018-05-27

Editorial Reviews

"Lye is at her best when describing the natural world ... When it comes to creating suspense, The Honey Farm succeeds almost too well." —New York Times