Burial Rites: A Novel

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Burial Rites: A Novel

by Hannah Kent
Read by Morven Christie

Hachette Audio | September 10, 2013 | Audio Book (CD) |

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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?

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.12 × 5.51 × 1.18 in

Published: September 10, 2013

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1619699796

ISBN - 13: 9781619699793

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Burial Rites: A Novel

Burial Rites: A Novel

by Hannah Kent
Read by Morven Christie

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.12 × 5.51 × 1.18 in

Published: September 10, 2013

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1619699796

ISBN - 13: 9781619699793

About the Book

From an original new voice comes a brilliant debut, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829. OA magical exercise in artful literary fiction.ON"Kirkus Reviews, " starred review.

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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 was born in Adelaide in 1985. As a teenager she travelled to Iceland on a Rotary Exchange, where she first heard the story of Agnes Magnúsdóttir. Hannah is the co-founder and deputy editor of Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings, and is completing her PhD at Flinders University. In 2011 she won the inaugural Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award. BURIAL RITES is her first novel.
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