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Title   Burial Rites 

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Author   KENT Hannah  ISBN   9781743516966  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Picador  Group   Fiction View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Fiction A-Z  Terms and conditions
Edition   1 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2014 
Subject   Historical fiction 
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Synopsis In northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnsdttir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of two men.

Agnes is sent to wait on the farm of District Officer Jn Jnsson and his family, who are horrified and avoid Agnes. Only Tti, 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?

Based 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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