Burial Rites By Hannah Kent

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Burial Rites By (author) Hannah Kent ISBN:9781743516966 “Burial Rites is an accomplished gem, its prose as crisp and sparkling as its northern setting.” Geraldine Brooks

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Shortlisted for the Stella Prize 2014 and Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2014nnIn northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnusdottir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of two men.nnAgnes is sent to wait on the farm of District Officer Jon Jonsson and his family, who are horrified and avoid Agnes. Only Toti, the young assistant reverend appointed as Agnes’s spiritual guardian, is compelled to try to understand her. As the summer months fall away to winter, Agnes’s story begins to emerge. And as the days to her execution draw closer, the question burns: did she or didn’t she?nnBased on a true story, Burial Rites is a deeply moving novel about freedom and the ways we will risk everything for love. In beautiful, cut-glass prose, Hannah Kent portrays Iceland’s formidable landscape, and asks: how can one woman endure when her life depends upon the stories told by others?
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Kent, Hannah