'A glorious love story' – Sarah Winman, author of Still Life
Longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award
From the bestselling author of Burial Rites, Devotion is a stunning story about the impossible lengths we go to for the ones we love, with a breathtaking twist.
Hanne and Thea’s friendship is a miracle. Before, Hanne always felt apart from the local girls, but with Thea it all came easy. Suddenly she could imagine a future for herself, a happy one, by Thea’s side.
But when their tight-knit community embarks on a long and brutal journey to Australia, in search of new freedoms on old land, Hanne and Thea’s bond must find a way to survive the most impossible devastation.
Will their love prove too strong for even Nature to break?
'Extraordinarily daring . . . a remarkable novel, an almost visionary celebration of the death-defying power of the women’s love' - Sunday Times
'Exquisite . . . it's taken root in my heart' – Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Mercies
'So beautiful and so raw . . . Impossibly good' – Evie Wyld, author of The Bass Rock
Piercingly beautiful . . . [Hanne and Thea's] story is an elegy, freighted with loss and longing
With an extraordinarily daring twist halfway through its narrative Devotion is a remarkable novel, an almost visionary celebration of the death-defying power of the women’s love
Sunday Times, Historical Fiction Book of the Month
A modern classic, on par with heart wrenching love stories such as Wuthering Heights and Pride And Prejudice. It tells the story of an achingly beautiful love and a brutal search for freedom . . . A moving tale with a breathtaking twist