Hannah Kent in conversation with Victoria Purman


Award winning author of Burial Rites and The Good People, Hannah Kent, will talk about her much anticipated new novel Devotion.
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.
Books including signed books will be available for purchase on the night.   A book signing will follow the talk.
Brought to you by Dillons Norwood Bookshop and Norwood Payneham & St Peters Library Service.

Wednesday 17th November,   6.30-8pm (doors open 5.45pm)

Tickets:  $10.00

Enquiries:  Payneham Library 8336 0333 or Dillons Norwood Bookshop 8331 0946


Norwood Concert Hall
175 The Parade, (Entrance from George Street), Norwood SA 5067