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Burial rites : a novel

Author: Hannah Kent
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Set against Iceland's stark landscape, this story evokes a dramatic existence in a distant tme and place. Here the author 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Psychological fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hannah Kent
ISBN: 9780316243919 0316243914 9780316239806 0316239801
OCLC Number: 827082645
Description: 322 pages: map ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Hannah Kent.

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Set against Iceland's stark landscape, this story evokes a dramatic existence in a distant tme and place. Here the author 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. But will their new knowledge be enough to save Agnes? -- Provided by publisher.

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