Book Review: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

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Burial Rites by Hannah Kent / ★★★★★

Summary: Charged with the brutal murder of two men, Agnes is sent to await her execution at an isolated farm in Northern Iceland, home to a family she does not know and with only a young reverend sent to listen to her.

They will not be able to see my words for themselves. They will see the whore, the madwoman, the murderess, the female dripping blood in to the grass and laughing with her mouth choked with dirt. They will say “Agnes” and see the spider, the witch caught in the webbing of her own fateful weaving. They might see the lamb circled by ravens, bleating for a lost mother. But they will not see me. I will not be there.

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