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Burial rites : a novel

Kent, Hannah, 1985-
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  • Creator Hannah Kent
  • Format Books
  • Publication First North American edition. New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
  • Physical Details 322 pages : map ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 9780316243919, 0316243914
  • OCLC ocn827082645

Summary

  • 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. . . . BURIAL RITES evokes a dramatic existence in a distant time and place --

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