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Author Kent, Hannah, author

Title Devotion / Hannah Kent
Published Sydney, NSW: Pan Macmillan Australia, 2021


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Description 1 volume
Summary Prussia, 1836. Hanne 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, 1838. The 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, 1838. A new start in an old land. God, society and nature itself decree Hanne and Thea cannot be together. But within the impossible, is devotion
Analysis Australian
Subject Australian fiction
Teenage girls -- Fiction.
Female friendship -- Fiction.
Lesbians -- Fiction.
South Australia -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
ISBN 9781760556457