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In early-nineteenth century Prussia, Hanne and her Lutheran family escape religious persecution by securing passage to the new colony of South Australia. Sharing the diabolical conditions of shipboard life is Hanne's friend, Thea. By journey's end, a bond has been forged that is so strong, nothing can break it. A shared existence in a new land is impossible - God, society and the natural order say so - but within the impossible, there is devotion.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760556457
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pub Date: 26/10/2021
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Historical fiction
    Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Imprint: Picador Australia
  • Price: $32.99
In early-nineteenth century Prussia, Hanne and her Lutheran family escape religious persecution by securing passage to the new colony of South Australia. Sharing the diabolical conditions of shipboard life is Hanne's friend, Thea. By journey's end, a bond has been forged that is so strong, nothing can break it. A shared existence in a new land is impossible - God, society and the natural order say so - but within the impossible, there is devotion.

Author Information

Hannah Kent's first novel, the international bestseller, Burial Rites (2013), was translated into over 30 languages and won the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year, the Indie Awards Debut Fiction Book of the Year, the ABA Nielsen Bookdata Bookseller's Choice Award, the Victorian Premier's People's Choice Award and the FAW Christina Stead Award. It is currently being adapted for film by Sony TriStar. Hannah's second novel, The Good People (2016), was also translated into many languages and is currently being adapted for film by Aquarius Productions.