Burial Rites

  • Hannah Kent
  • Author:  Hannah Kent
  • Year: 08-02-2016
  • Translator from English: Snezhana Tasheva
  • Availability:  In Stock
  • Product Code:  1583-01
  • SKU: 16.0154
  • ISBN: 978-619-209-008-1
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A brilliant literary debut, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829.

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.

Riveting and rich with lyricism, Burial Rites evokes a dramatic existence in a distant time and place, and asks the question, how can one woman hope to endure when her life depends upon the stories told by others?

About the Author

Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent (born 1985) is an Australian writer. Kent attended Heathfield High School. In 2010, Kent co-founded the Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings. In 2011 she won the inaugural Writi... Read more

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Tags: Historical Fiction,Crime,Modern Novels

Year 08-02-2016
Translator from English: Snezhana Tasheva
Pages 336
Size 140/215 мм
Weight 0.45 kg
Cover Type Paperback
Genre Historical Fiction, Crime, Modern Novels

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