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Pages: 288
Subject: Fiction
Imprint: Oneworld


Ros Barber

The new novel from the award-winning author of The Marlowe Papers

9781780747286 (6 Aug 2015)
RRP £14.99

The Book

The new novel from the award-winning author of The Marlowe Papers

April is angry. Dr Finlay Logan is broken.

Only nineteen, April is an elective mute, accused of a religiously motivated atrocity. Logan, a borderline suicidal criminal psychologist, must assess her sanity in a world where - ten years after the death of Richard Dawkins - moves have been made to classify religious fundamentalism as a form of mental illness. Asking fundamental questions about the nature of reality, Barber skillfully explores the balance between the emotional and rational sides of human experience.

Told in Ros Barber's trademark mesmerizing prose, Devotion is an extraordinary, provocative novel from one of the brightest rising stars in fiction.

Additional Information

Subject Fiction
Pages 288
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Dr Ros Barber is the author of the critically acclaimed and award-winning The Marlowe Papers. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sussex, lecturer in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Director of Research at the Shakespearean Authorship Trust. She has been visiting lecturer at Brunel, Kent, and Notts Trent Universities. She lives in Brighton.


'Intelligent, poetic writing.. Barber weaves together the struggles of these complex characters with taut, high-stakes encounters in episodic chapters, making this a pacy novel in spite of the weighty subject matter; and barely a word is misplaced'


'Animated with fascinating, troubling ideas'

- Guardian

'Provocative...her lyrical touch is felt throughout, enlivening...a meditation on loss with beauty and even humour'.

- Financial Times

'Barber's prose is compelling and she brings a real sympathy to Logan's character in particular'.

- Independent

'thoughtful, intelligent'

- Literary Review

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