Picador, 2016, Softcover, Book Condition: Fine, Reprint
Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 338 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. A fine unread copy.. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . Shortlisted for the Stella Prize 2014 and Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2014 In northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnusdottir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of two men. Agnes is sent to wait on the farm of District Officer Jon Jonsson and his family, who are horrified and avoid Agnes. Only Toti, the young assistant reverend appointed as Agnes's spiritual guardian, is compelled to try to understand her. As the summer months fall away to winter, Agnes's story begins to emerge. And as the days to her execution draw closer, the question burns: did she or didn't she? Based on a true story, Burial Rites is a deeply moving novel about freedom and the ways we will risk everything for love. In beautiful, cut-glass prose, Hannah Kent portrays Iceland's formidable landscape, and asks: how can one woman endure when her life depends upon the stories told by others? Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Iceland; 19th century; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781743549551. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 7970.