Lake Union Publishing
On Sale: April 23, 2019
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From a beguiling voice in Mexican fiction comes an
astonishing novel—her first to be translated into
English—about a mysterious child with the power to change a
family’s history in a country on the verge of revolution.
From the day that old Nana Reja found a baby abandoned under
a bridge, the life of a small Mexican town forever changed.
Disfigured and covered in a blanket of bees, little
Simonopio is for some locals the stuff of superstition, a
child kissed by the devil. But he is welcomed by landowners
Francisco and Beatriz Morales, who adopt him and care for
him as if he were their own. As he grows up, Simonopio
becomes a cause for wonder to the Morales family, because
when the uncannily gifted child closes his eyes, he can see
what no one else can—visions of all that’s yet to come, both
beautiful and dangerous. Followed by his protective swarm of
bees and living to deliver his adoptive family from
threats—both human and those of nature—Simonopio’s purpose
in Linares will, in time, be divined.
Set against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution and the
devastating influenza of 1918, The Murmur of Bees
captures both the fate of a country in flux and the destiny
of one family that has put their love, faith, and future in
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