Burial rites a novel
|Format:||Book on MP3 Disc 2013|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
A brilliant literary debut, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829.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 Tti, 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.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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Iceland -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| [Solon, Ohio] :2013
Playaway Digital Audio, publisher.
Findaway World, LLC, distributor.
Hachette Audio (Firm), publisher.
Read by Morven Christie.
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Previously released by Hachette Audio.
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1 audio media player (approximately 12 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.