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Devotion

(2019)
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A captivating debut novel about a woman who falls into an overwhelming mutual obsession with the Upper East Side mother who hires her as a nanny

Ella is flat broke: wasting away on bodega coffee, barely making rent, seducing the occasional strange man who might buy her dinner. Unexpectedly, an Upper East Side couple named Lonnie and James rescue her from her empty bank account, offering her a job as a nanny and ushering her into their moneyed world. Ella's days are now spent tending to the baby in their elegant brownstone or on extravagant excursions with the family. Both women are just 26 - but unlike Ella, Lonnie has a doting husband and son, unmistakable artistic talent, and old family money.

Ella is mesmerized by Lonnie's girlish affection and disregard for the normal boundaries of friendship and marriage. Convinced there must be a secret behind Lonnie's seemingly effortless life, Ella begins sifting through her belongings, meticulously cataloguing lipstick tubes and baby teeth and scraps of writing. All the while, Ella's resentment grows, but so does an inexplicable and dizzying attraction. Soon Ella will be immersed so deeply in her cravings - for Lonnie's lifestyle, her attention, her lovers - that she may never come up for air.

Riveting, propulsive, and startling, Devotion is a masterful debut novel where mismatched power collides with blinding desire, incinerating our perceptions of femininity, lust, and privilege.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A dangerous novel-sharp, glittering and sexy." - Julie Buntin


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Used availability for Madeline Stevens's Devotion

Hardback Editions

August 2019 : UK Hardback

Title: Devotion
Author(s): Madeline Stevens
ISBN: 0-571-34906-4 / 978-0-571-34906-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Devotion: A Novel
Author(s): Madeline Stevens
ISBN: 0-06-288322-4 / 978-0-06-288322-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

August 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Devotion
Author(s): Madeline Stevens
ISBN: 0-571-34908-0 / 978-0-571-34908-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


May 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Devotion: A Novel
Author(s): Madeline Stevens
ISBN: 0-06-288323-2 / 978-0-06-288323-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


August 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Devotion
Author(s): Madeline Stevens
ISBN: 0-571-34907-2 / 978-0-571-34907-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

August 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Devotion: A Novel
Author(s): Madeline Stevens
ISBN: 1-982663-23-5 / 978-1-982663-23-0
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Devotion: Library Edition
Author(s): Madeline Stevens
ISBN: 1-982663-22-7 / 978-1-982663-22-3
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


August 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: Devotion: A Novel
Author(s): Madeline Stevens
ISBN: 1-982663-24-3 / 978-1-982663-24-7
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


August 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Devotion: A Novel
Author(s): Madeline Stevens
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

August 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Devotion
Author(s): Madeline Stevens
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Devotion: A Novel
Author(s): Madeline Stevens
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA