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Burial Rites
Kent, Hannah

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Burial Rites
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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?

WINNER OF THE INDIE AWARDS DEBUT FICTION OF THE YEAR 2014

WINNER OF THE VICTORIAN PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARD PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD 2014

WINNER OF THE FAW CHRISTINA STEAD AWARD 2014

WINNER OF THE ABA NIELSEN BOOKDATA BOOKSELLERS' CHOICE AWARD 2014

WINNER OF THE ABIA LITERARY FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2014

WINNER OF THE SMH BEST YOUNG AUSTRALIAN NOVELIST 2014

WINNER OF THE BOOKTOPIA PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD 2014

SHORTLISTED FOR THE STELLA PRIZE 2014

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014

SHORTLISTED FOR THE VICTORIAN PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARD FOR FICTION 2014

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ALS GOLD MEDAL 2014

SHORTLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD 2013

SHORTLISTED FOR THE NIB WAVERLEY AWARD FOR LITERATURE 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 In 2011 she won the inaugural Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award.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 Rites is her first novel.

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ISBN:
9781743534243

Binding:
Hardback

Pub. Date:
01-11-2014

Category:
Modern & Contemporary Fiction

Imprint:
Picador Australia

Pages:
352 page/s

Stock:
In stock

Price:
$29.99 AUD

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