Burial Rites

A Novel
Product Number: EB00276870
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316242189
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*Soon to be a major motion picture starring Jennifer Lawrence* 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 TOti, 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?

Author(s): Hannah Kent
Original Publish Date: Sep 10, 2013

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Author(s): Hannah Kent
Narrator(s): Morven Christie
Product Number DD8921
Released: Sep 10, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Hachette Audio
ISBN: #9781619699793

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