Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan
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• An escapist’s delight: Readers of magical-realist fiction will instantly be captivated by this fairy tale that is richly evocative of the lives of women and their complex relationships. Of Bees and Mist takes place in a nameless town during a timeless era, where spirits and spells, witchcraft and demons, ghosts and clairvoyance—both real and imagined—are an everyday reality.

• Distinctive, outstanding women’s fiction: Part female-driven family saga, part love story, Of Bees and Mist centers on Meridia, who tries to escape her alienating childhood and mysterious parents by running away at sixteen to marry a tenderhearted young man, whose family is harboring secrets of their own. Setiawan takes readers through a tumultuous thirty-year journey of hope and heartbreak as Meridia’s capacity for love, courage, and sanity is pushed to the brink. Filled with fantasy and melodrama, Of Bees and Mist is an epic story of family and friendship, of secrets and magic—a story that is altogether touching, honest, and entirely memorable.

About Erick Setiawan

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Erick Setiawan was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, to Chinese parents and moved to the United States in 1991. He is a graduate of Stanford University and currently lives in San Francisco.
Published August 4, 2009 by Simon & Schuster. 420 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Erick Setiawan's debut novel, Of Bees and Mist, is a magical triumph.

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If you're looking for something to read, that's a bit different, hugely innovative, with a cracking plot - look no further……The author deserves to enjoy huge success with this debut novel, and I will be awaiting his next work with eager anticipation - and in the meantime, will have to satisfy mys...

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... When I finished Erick Setiawan's debut novel "Of Bees and Mist" (Simon &
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Rated the book as 3.5 out of 5