Devotion

Publisher details

Author
Hannah Kent
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Genre
Fiction
Released
26 October, 2021
ISBN
9781760556457

Devotion

Synopsis

Voted at #8 in the Better Reading Top 100 of 2022…

Prussia, 1836Hanne Nussbaum is a child of nature - she would rather run wild in the forest than conform to the limitations of womanhood. In her village of Kay, Hanne is friendless and considered an oddity . . . until she meets Thea.Ocean, 1838The Nussbaums are Old Lutherans, bound by God's law and at odds with their King's order for reform. Forced to flee religious persecution the families of Kay board a crowded, disease-riddled ship bound for the new colony of South Australia. In the face of brutal hardship, the beauty of whale song enters Hanne's heart, along with the miracle of her love for Thea. Theirs is a bond that nothing can break.The whale passed. The music faded.South Australia, 1838A new start in an old land. God, society and nature itself decree Hanne and Thea cannot be together. But within the impossible . . . is devotion.
Hannah Kent
About the author

Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent's first novel, the international bestseller, Burial Rites (2013), was translated into over 30 languages and won the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year, the Indie Awards Debut Fiction Book of the Year, the ABA Nielsen Bookdata Bookseller's Choice Award, the Victorian Premier's People's Choice Award and the FAW Christina Stead Award. It is currently being adapted for film by Sony TriStar. Hannah's second novel, The Good People (2016), was also translated into many languages and is currently being adapted for film by Aquarius Productions.

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