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The lost community of Apistown trades honey with the outside world to survive. But its children do not know where the honored honey comes from—nor about the guilt the town must bear.


One night, Amelia, Isaac, and Cassie dream of a great tree. Honey seeps through the tree’s fruit and falls to waiting vessels below.


Could this be Apistown’s lifeblood? Is such a tree possible?


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Published March 1st 2015 by Matthew S. Rosin
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May 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Chilling dark fable about children in a community with a secret that trades honey in order to survive. Reminiscent of Shirley Jackson's The Lottery, works on several levels like Jose Saramago's The Tale of the Unknown Island. It's a visceral, compelling read with strong sensory detail.
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