Hardback Devotion / Hannah Kent.
Publication year: 2022
Publisher: London : Picador,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781509863914 (hbk.) :
Originally published: Sydney: Pan Macmillan, 2021.
The powerful, moving and truly unique new novel from the best-selling author of Burial Rites and The Good People. 'Exquisite . . . it's taken root in my heart' - Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Mercies'A glorious love story' - Sarah Winman, author of Still Life1836, Prussia. Hanne is nearly fifteen and the domestic world of womanhood is quickly closing in on her. A child of nature, she yearns instead for the rush of the river, the wind dancing around her. Hanne finds little comfort in the local girls and friendship doesn't come easily, until she meets Thea and she finds in her a kindred spirit and finally, acceptance.Hanne's family are Old Lutherans, and in her small village hushed worship is done secretly - this is a community under threat. But when they are granted safe passage to Australia, the community rejoices: at last a place they can pray without fear, a permanent home. Freedom. It's a promise of freedom that will have devastating consequences for Hanne and Thea, but,
417 pages ; 23 cm