Study Guide

Little Bee (The Other Hand) Characters

By Chris Cleave

Little Bee

Sixteen-year-old Little Bee is a deeply ironic character. In her, the extremes of hope and horror...

Sarah O'Rourke

Sarah, narrator of five of Little Bee's eleven chapters, is 32 years old when the novel opens in...

Charlie O'Rourke

Charlie is Sarah's four-year-old son, and he's reason enough to read this story. Before we dive...

Andrew O'Rourke

Andrew is a deeply tragic figure. He's Sarah's husband, Charlie's father, and a political...

Lawrence Osborn

To cut to the chase, Lawrence is Sarah's lover. He also happens to work for the Home Office, the...

Nkiruka

Nkiruka, whose name means "Future is Bright," is Little Bee's older sister, who takes on the name...

Yevette

Yevette is a Jamaican woman who is being held with Little Bee in Black Hill Immigration Removal...

Sari Girl

Sari girl, whose real name we never learn, is one of the girls released from the detention...

The Girl With No Name

The girl with no name is released from the detention center with Little Bee, Yevette, and sari...

Aabirah

Aabirah is the girl with no name's daughter, who, we come to understand, is dead. In Mr. Ayers's...

The Girls Back Home

Little Bee often imagines how she would explain the things she experiences in England to her gal...