Hannah Kent - BURIAL RITES

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 7:00pm
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ISBN: 9780316243926
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 1st, 2014

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