Burial Rites Hannah Kent

Burial Rites

Author: Hannah Kent
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Book Title
Burial Rites
Author
Hannah Kent
ISBN
9780316243926
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. 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 Tv=ti, 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?Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Hannah KentPublisher: Back Bay BooksPublished: 04/01/2014ISBN: 9780316243926Pages: 311Weight: 0.70lbsSize: 8.20h x 5.40w x 1.10dReview Citations: Entertainment Weekly 05/09/2014 pg. 71New York Times Book Review 09/14/2014 pg. 28
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.

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 Tv=ti, 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?

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Hannah Kent
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Published: 04/01/2014
ISBN: 9780316243926
Pages: 311
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 1.10d

Review Citations: Entertainment Weekly 05/09/2014 pg. 71
New York Times Book Review 09/14/2014 pg. 28
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.

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 Tv=ti, 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?

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Hannah Kent
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Published: 04/01/2014
ISBN: 9780316243926
Pages: 311
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 1.10d

Review Citations: Entertainment Weekly 05/09/2014 pg. 71
New York Times Book Review 09/14/2014 pg. 28