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The Resource Burial rites : a novel, Hannah Kent

Burial rites : a novel, Hannah Kent

Label
Burial rites : a novel
Title
Burial rites
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Hannah Kent
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 T⯴i, 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. . . . BURIAL RITES evokes a dramatic existence in a distant time and place --
Summary
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 sensationalstory they've heard. . . . BURIAL RITES evokes a dramatic existence in a distant time and place --
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Literary Fiction Book of the Year, 2014.
  • Davitt Awards, Debut Crime, 2014.
  • Davitt Awards, Readers' Choice, 2014.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2013
  • Nielsen BookData Australian Booksellers’ Choice Award, 2014.
  • Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, People's Choice Award, 2014.
Assigning source
provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10190925
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kent, Hannah
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women murderers
  • Iceland
Target audience
adult
Label
Burial rites : a novel, Hannah Kent
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050879155
Extent
436 pages.
Isbn
9780316239806
Isbn Type
(large print)
Label
Burial rites : a novel, Hannah Kent
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050879155
Extent
436 pages.
Isbn
9780316239806
Isbn Type
(large print)

Library Locations

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