Burial Rites

Burial Rites

Hannah Kent

Brown



A brilliant literary debut, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829. 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. 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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Indies Choice Awards finalist

Stella Prize finalist

Women’s Prize for Fiction finalist

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