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    DescriptionA 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?"


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    Title
    Burial Rites
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hannah Kent
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 44 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780316239806
    ISBN 10: 0316239801
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC21: 823.92
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FH
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    DC22: 823/.92
    B&T Merchandise Category: LP
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A25895000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: A9
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000, FIC030000
    Thema V1.0: FB, FH
    LC classification: PR9619.4.K467 B87 2013C
    Edition
    Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    large type edition
    Publisher
    Little Brown and Company
    Imprint name
    Little Brown and Company
    Publication date
    10 September 2013
    Author Information
    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 Magnusdottir. 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 RITESis her first novel."