Devotion by Hannah Kent


Hanne has always been different. She can hear the songs in the trees and the earth, and feels more at home outdoors than anywhere else. Hanne's small community are persecuted people of the Old Lutheran faith, so when they are promised freedom and safety in a land far away, they take a chance on a six month voyage to resettle in South Australia. But just before they leave, Hanne meets Thea, another young girl who makes her finally feel alive - but fate has other plans. Kent's control of language is breathtaking, and the twists and turns this novel takes are poetic and wrought with feeling. If you loved Burial Rights, you'll adore Devotion. Georgia

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