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by Hannah Kent

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Hannah Kent

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Australia

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Original language

English

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Genre

Novel

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Publication date

2013

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Major Characters

Agnes Magnúsdottir, Natan Ketilsson, Björn Blöndal, Assistant Reverend Thorvardur Jónsson (Tóti), Steina Jónsdóttir, Lauga, Jónsdóttir, Jón Jónsson, Margrét, Reverend Jón, Rósa Gudmundsdóttir, Sigrídur Gudmundsdóttir (Sigga), Sigurdsson, Björn, Inga, Ingveldur Rafnsdóttir, Jóas, Uncle Ragnar, Worm Beck, María Jónsdóttir, Daníel Gudmundsson

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The novel follows the story of Agnes Magnúsdóttir, the last woman put to death in Iceland. Agnes was a servant who was convicted of the murder of two men, one of whom was her employer.

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