The Devoted

The Devoted

A Novel

Book - 2018
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WW Norton
Nicole Hennessy’s life revolves around her Zen practice at the Boston Zendo, seeking solace in the tenets of Buddhism to the chagrin of her Irish Catholic family. After a decade of grueling spiritual practice under her Master’s tutelage, living on a shoestring budget as a shop clerk, Nicole has become dangerously entangled with her mentor. As Nicole confronts her past—a drug-fueled year spent fleeing her family’s loaded silences and guilt-laden "Our Fathers"—and reinvents herself in New York City, her Master’s intoxicating voice pursues her, an electrifying whisper on the other end of the phone. Somehow, he knows everything.In deft, soaring prose that bristles with psychological and erotic tension, Blair Hurley crafts a thrilling exploration of Nicole’s ecstatic quest for spirituality.
A spellbinding confession of what it means to abandon one life for another, The Devoted asks what it takes, and what you’ll sacrifice, to find enlightenment.

Baker & Taylor
Seeking solace in Buddhism to the chagrin of her Irish Catholic family, an enlightenment-seeking store clerk becomes dangerously entangled with her Zen Master and reinvents herself in New York City before the past catches up in disturbing ways.

Publisher: Canada : WW Norton, 2018
ISBN: 9780393651591
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER
Characteristics: 320 pages

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