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The Resource Burial rites : A Novel., Hannah Kent, (electronic resource)

Burial rites : A Novel., Hannah Kent, (electronic resource)

Label
Burial rites : A Novel.
Title
Burial rites
Title remainder
A Novel.
Statement of responsibility
Hannah Kent
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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.Horried at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, 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?
Summary
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 Tâoti, 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 sensationalstory they've heard. . . . BURIAL RITES evokes a dramatic existence in a distant time and place --
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Literary Fiction Book of the Year, 2014.
  • Davitt Awards, Debut Crime, 2014.
  • Davitt Awards, Readers' Choice, 2014.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2013
  • Nielsen BookData Australian Booksellers’ Choice Award, 2014.
  • Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, People's Choice Award, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10190925
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kent, Hannah
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
Burial rites : A Novel., Hannah Kent, (electronic resource)
Link
http://cpls.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=579735B6-7DF7-4150-AF29-B264B14C8186
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780316242189
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
579735B6-7DF7-4150-AF29-B264B14C8186
Label
Burial rites : A Novel., Hannah Kent, (electronic resource)
Link
http://cpls.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=579735B6-7DF7-4150-AF29-B264B14C8186
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780316242189
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
579735B6-7DF7-4150-AF29-B264B14C8186

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