Burial Rites (häftad)
Fler böcker inom
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
384
Utgivningsdatum
2014-02-27
Upplaga
Reprints
Utmärkelser
Short-listed for Guardian First Book Award 2013; Long-listed for Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2014; Long-listed for Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction 2014
Förlag
Picador
Illustrationer
maps (black and white)
Dimensioner
197 x 130 x 20 mm
Vikt
273 g
ISBN
9781447233176

Burial Rites

Häftad, Engelska, 2014-02-27
103 kr
Skickas inom 5-8 vardagar.
Fri frakt inom Sverige för privatpersoner.
Inspired by a true story, Hannah Kent's Burial Rites was shortlisted for The Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, The Guardian First Book Award and The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards. In northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnusdottir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of her lover. Agnes is sent to wait out her final months on the farm of district officer Jon Jonsson, his wife and their two daughters. Horrified to have a convicted murderer in their midst, the family avoid contact with Agnes. Only Toti, the young assistant priest appointed Agnes's spiritual guardian, is compelled to try to understand her. As the year progresses and the hardships of rural life force the household to work side by side, Agnes's story begins to emerge and with it the family's terrible realization that all is not as they had assumed. Based on actual events, Burial Rites is an astonishing and moving novel about the truths we claim to know and the ways in which we interpret what we're told. In beautiful, cut-glass prose, Hannah Kent portrays Iceland's formidable landscape, in which every day is a battle for survival, and asks, how can one woman hope to endure when her life depends upon the stories told by others? Burial Rites is perfect for fans of Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood and The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan.
Visa hela texten

Passar bra ihop

  1. Burial Rites
  2. +
  3. Milk and Honey

De som köpt den här boken har ofta också köpt Milk and Honey av Rupi Kaur (häftad).

Köp båda 2 för 213 kr

Kundrecensioner

Har du läst boken? Sätt ditt betyg »

Recensioner i media

'A story of swirling sagas, poetry, bitterness, claustrophobia . . . through the long countdown towards Agnes's fate, it is Kent's heart-racing imagery that lingers . . . even the bleakness of Agnes's end, its gut-churning fear, holds an exhilaration that borders on the sublime.' Sunday Telegraph `A remarkable achievement . . . Burial Rites will stand comparison with Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace and Peter Carey's True History of the Kelly Gang.' * Sunday Times * 'This is a golden age both of historical fiction and of crime writing. A rare novel that combines both, this is one of the most gripping, intriguing and unique books I've read this year. Set in the harsh landscape of Iceland in the 19th century, it is a novel that bristles with beautiful description, that lays bare the harshness of women's lives of the period and considers the nature of justice.' Kate Mosse `Gorgeous and haunting, Burial Rites will touch your heart.' Charlotte Rogan, author of The Lifeboat 'So gripping I wanted to rush through the pages, but so beautifully written I wanted to linger over every sentence. Hannah Kent's debut novel is outstanding.' Madeline Miller, Orange Prize-winning author of The Song of Achilles 'The debut that everyone's talking about' Guardian `All this research has paid off in spades: the end result is a novel so steeped in period detail that the extracts lifted from original sources sit eloquently alongside the fictionalised account, the transition between the two being effortlessly smooth . . . Burial Rites is a debut of rare sophistication and beauty - a simple but moving story, meticulously researched and hauntingly told.' Observer 'Startlingly vivid . . . This is a tormented tale of love and betrayal and divided loyalties recounted with heartfelt honesty . . . An exceptional debut.' Sunday Express `Hannah's rendering of Agnes Magnusdottir is as vivid and authentic as Mailer's Gary Gilmore, but done with greater economy and aplomb. She has resurrected her heroine with grace and skill; her writing style is innately lyrical and her descriptions are clear and beautifully constructed. Her dialogue is entirely believable, a thing not easily done. Some writers never get it right; Hannah has done it with seeming effortlessness in her first novel. Burial Rites is an amazing book. I was completely engrossed all the way through, and heartbroken at its end.' Donal Ryan, Man Booker longlisted author of The Spinning Heart `Haunting . . . startlingly vivid, a poetic reimagining of a world where "autumn fell upon the valley like a gasp" . . . Kent skilfully ratchets up the sense of antagonism towards Agnes but also builds a recognisable picture of ordinary family life confronting extraordinary events . . . This is a tormented tale of love and betrayal and divided loyalties recounted with heartfelt honesty . . . An exceptional debut.' Eithne Farry, Sunday Express 'Remarkable . . . extraordinary . . . Burial Rites is thought-provoking and often deeply moving . . . Beautifully written, this is a novel that will draw you in and touch your heart. Agnes will stay with you long after the last page has been turned.' Daily Express 'This dark thriller from Hannah Kent is a must-read . . . Gripping.' Grazia 'Haunting and beautiful' Independent: 50 Best Beach Reads 'An intriguing scenario' Mail on Sunday 'A beautifully written and haunting story.' Kate Mosse, Mail on Sunday Event magazine `Burial Rites is beautiful and compelling . . . it's the announcement of a writer to watch.' Guardian 'Kent is an Australian, but her beautiful first novel has the extraordinary setting of Iceland in the 1820s . . . a wonderfully strange and haunting story.' The Times 'One of the best "Scandinavian" crime novels I have read . . . this powerful book has the stark and tragic trajectory of the sagas . . . Hannah Kent's prose is extraordinarily terse and precise as she tells the story from several different viewpoints . . . and the cruelty of human bein

Bloggat om Burial Rites

Övrig 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 and was inspired to write Burial Rites. Hannah is the co-founder and deputy editor of Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings. In 2011 she won the inaugural Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award. Burial Rites is her first novel and has garnered praise from best-selling authors such as Karin Slaughter, Charlotte Rogan, Pulitzer prize-winner Geraldine Brooks and Orange prize-winner Madeline Miller.