With new novel The Good People, Hannah Kent moves past Burial Rites

By Natasha Rudra
Updated April 24 2018 - 11:25am, first published September 29 2016 - 7:27am

You could almost look at at it as a case of two for the price of one. Hannah Kent's 2013 debut novel Burial Rites - the story of an Icelandic woman beheaded for her role in a dual murder - might have been one of the most talked about first novels in recent memory. But it also sowed the seed of her second novel, The Good People.

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