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Burial rites

Author: Hannah Kent
Publisher: London : Picador, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hannah Kent
ISBN: 9781447233176 1447233174
OCLC Number: 868080763
Notes: Originally published: 2013.
Awards: Winner of ABIA & Booktopia People's Choice Awards: Fiction Book of the Year 2014.
Shortlisted for Stella Prize 2014.
Shortlisted for Guardian First Book Award 2013.
Long-listed for Women's Prize for Fiction 2014.
Long-listed for Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2014.
Description: 354 pages : map ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Hannah Kent.

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'A story of swirling sagas, poetry, bitterness, claustrophobia ... through the long countdown towards Agnes's fate, it is Kent's heart-racing imagery that lingers ... even the bleakness of Agnes's Read more...

 
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