Devotion
Faber & Faber

Devotion

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Ella Crawford is 26, lonely and so broke that she seduces strange men when she suspects they'll buy her dinner. Her fate changes the day she begins nannying for a rich and beautiful Upper East Side mother. Both women are just 26 - but unlike Ella, Lonnie has a doting husband and son, artistic talent and old family money. Ella is mesmerised by Lonnie's girlish affection and disregard for the normal boundaries of friendship and marriage, but resentment grows too, alongside this dizzying attraction. Crackling with sensuality and heart-quickening suspense, Madeline Stevens' searing debut novel explores themes of class, aspiration, female friendship, sexuality, and obsession.


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