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? Winner of the Indie Awards for 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 Peple's Choice Award 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 Shortlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2015In beautiful, cut-glass prose, Hannah Kent portrays Icelanda#39;s formidable landscape, and asks: how can one woman endure when her life depends upon the stories told by others?
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