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Burial Rites: A Novel

Author:  Hannah Kent

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Burial Rites: A Novel


ISBN: 0316243906

EAN: 9780316243902

Category: Fiction / Historical/Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense/Fiction / Biographical/Fiction / Crime

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Release Date: 09/10/2013

Synopsis: A brilliant literary debut, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829.

Set against Iceland's stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution.

Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only T''ti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her. But as Agnes's death looms, the farmer's wife and their daughters learn there is another side to the sensational story they've heard.

Riveting and rich with lyricism, BURIAL RITES evokes a dramatic existence in a distant time and place, and asks the question, how can one woman hope to endure when her life depends upon the stories told by others?

Awards: Guardian First Book Award – null  Victorian Premiers Prize for Young Adult Fiction – null 

Burial Rites: A Novel

Illustrated: No

Format: eBook - EPUB

Edition: 1

Pages: 288