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The Honey Farm (Hardcover)

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This literary thriller will keep you guessing even at the end. An ad is posted for artists to come work on a honey farm for free room and board in order to work on their art. Silvia and Ibrahim come to the farm to find their art and end up finding each other, with a little help from the farm owner, Cynthia. The taps run red, guests leave, frogs and bees swarm unnaturally and their host seems a little too interested and attached. Is Silvia seeing signs that aren’t there or is there something behind her suspicions?

— Lulu


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 labor. 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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781631494345
ISBN-10: 1631494341
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: May 29th, 2018
Pages: 336
Language: English