Posted on 03/11/2022 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author Andrey Kurkov knew his 2014 novel Grey Bees would have some evergreen relevance.

After all, it was inspired by a conflict that never actually ended — it just remained at a simmer.

But today, it isn't just the Donbas region of Ukraine that's seeing increased Russian aggression. 

As Kurkov wrote in a note on Literary Hub, Grey Bees is now "even more relevant than when it was first published."

The novel is set in a no-man's-land between loyal Ukrainians and separatist forces, where just two men still live, and follows one man's quest to safely evacuate his bees.

You can read an excerpt of Grey Bees at Lit Hub.

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