Author(s): Hannah Kent

Aust Fiction

In early-nineteenth century Prussia, Hanne and her Lutheran family escape religious persecution by securing passage to the new colony of South Australia. Sharing the diabolical conditions of shipboard life is Hanne's friend, Thea. By journey's end, a bond has been forged that is so strong, nothing can break it. A shared existence in a new land is impossible - God, society and the natural order say so - but within the impossible, there is devotion.

Matilda Review

This is writing of the deepest, most lyrical beauty. Hanne and Thea, friends in a remote German village in the mid 19th century, undertake the most perilous journey imaginable, both physically, as they flee persecution, and emotionally, as they try to reconcile their feelings for each other within the rigid confines of their religion and community. Devotions is a love story of the most feverish and intense nature, not only between the friends, but also to a lost Australia of dense scrub, rich animal life and the original inhabitants. I was transfixed, and occasionally stunned, by this brave, daring work. Gavin


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  • : 9781760556457
  • : Pan Macmillan Australia Pty, Limited
  • : Pan Macmillan Australia Pty, Limited
  • : 0.3
  • : August 2021
  • : {"length"=>["23.3"], "width"=>["15.4"], "units"=>["Centimeters"]}
  • : books

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  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : Hannah Kent