Burial Rites (Paperback)
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Burial Rites (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 27/02/2014
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014. SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2013 GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD. SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 2015. Northern Iceland, 1829. A woman condemned to death for murdering her lover. A family forced to take her in. A priest tasked with absolving her. But all is not as it seems, and time is running out: winter is coming, and with it the execution date. Only she can know the truth. This is Agnes's story.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447233176

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Beautiful, lyrical, brutal, harsh, tragic, hopeful, inspiring, devastating, painful, evoking, gut-wrenching, heart-breaking, haunting powerful, soulful, wonderful, evocative, this is a novel that will seep, deep down... More

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“a ray of light in an austere novel”

An austere novel that impresses because of its description of life in Iceland in the 19th century. You can practically feel the cold and the darkness seeping through the pages. Main protagonist Agnes is one of the... More

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