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Burial Rites By Hannah Kent

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Burial Rites By Hannah Kent Book Information

Author: Hannah Kent
Genre: Books Set In Iceland | Historical Fiction | Biographical Literary Fiction
Pages: 353
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: 2013

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Burial Rites by Hannah Kent Summary

“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 Tóti, 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?”

Little, Brown and Company

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About The Author, Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author who lives in Australia.  Burial Rites was her first novel.  Read more about Hannah Kent.

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