Honeybee

December 9, 2020
Honeybee

'Find out who you are, and live that life.'Late in the night, fourteen-year-old Sam Watson steps onto aquiet overpass, climbs over the rail and looks down at the road farbelow.At the other end of the same bridge, an old man, Vic, smokes hislast cigarette.The two see each other across the void. A fateful connection ismade, and an unlikely friendship blooms. Slowly, we learn what ledSam and Vic to the bridge that night. Bonded by their suffering,each privately commits to the impossible task of saving theother.Honeybee is a heartbreaking, life-affirming novel thatthrows us headlong into a world of petty thefts, extortion plots,botched bank robberies, daring dog rescues and one spectacular dragshow.At the heart of Honeybee is Sam: a solitary, resilientyoung person battling to navigate the world as their true self;ensnared by loyalty to a troubled mother, scarred by the volatilityof a domineering stepfather, and confounded by the kindness of newalliances.Honeybee is a tender, profoundly moving novel, brimmingwith vivid characters and luminous words. It's about two livesforever changed by a chance encounter — one offering hope, theother redemption. It's about when to persevere, and when to bemerciful, as Sam learns when to let go, and when to hold on.