Here are some questions to think about for the meeting on Thursday:
- Little Bee says of horror films, “Horror in your country is something you take a dose of to remind yourself that you are not suffering from it” (p. 45). Do you agree? Was reading this novel in any way a dose of horror for you? How did it help you reflect on the presence or lack of horror in your own life?
- Little Bee figures out the best way to kill herself in any given situation, just in case “the men come suddenly.” How do these plans help Little Bee reclaim some power? Were you disturbed by this, or were you able to find the humor in some of the scenarios she imagines?
- Suicide comes up several times in the novel. Do you think there is a difference in the refugee's suicide in the barn and Andrew's?
- Why do you think Andrew refused to cut off his finger but Sarah was able to? Do you think you would have?
Questions from Good Reads.