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Burial Rites - Hannah Kent, Morven Christie
Burial Rites
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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... show more
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?
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Format: MP3 CD
ISBN: 9781743166888 (1743166885)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Pages no: 720
Edition language: English
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Her Fine Eyes
Her Fine Eyes rated it
0.0 Burial Rites
***spoilers ahead**** BURIAL RITES is lovely and poignant. The writing is beautiful. Unfortunately, since you know the ending before it happens, it fizzles a bit. Interestingly, I did not feel the same way about Madeline Miller's SONG OF ACHILLES--another novel where the ending is fixed and inevit...
Odd and Bookish
Odd and Bookish rated it
Wow. What an incredibly haunting and tragic read. It was just so chilling.
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Dem
Dem rated it
5.0 Burial Rites
Just finished reading Burial Rites for the 3rd time (Book Club Choice) and its still manages to pack a punch third time around. This is one of my 10 ten favourite books as it is just so well written and so atmospheric. Burial Rites is the extraordinary haunting debut novel by Hannah Kent an Australi...
Anna's Bibliotheca
Anna's Bibliotheca rated it
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“Haunting” is the best word to describe this début novel by Hannah Kent. Set in the nineteenth century Iceland, the novel deals with matter of perception: how do you see yourself and how others see you. The novel also gently introduces the reader to the historical Iceland. Agnes Magnúsdóttir - ce...
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