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This novel, which penetrates into the skin , brings blood to boil, moves to the depths ... In 1829, in northern Iceland Agnes Magnúsdóttir is convicted of complicity in the brutal murder committed on the two men . Agnes has to wait for execution on a farm representative of the local authority , the district officer Jón Jónsson , his wife and two daughters. Frightened by the presence of a murderess under one roof with her family avoids any talks . Only Toti , a young vicar appointed guardian of the spiritual Agnes , trying to understand , trying to save her soul from damnation. When passing the summer and cold winter is coming , and the hardships of rural life are forcing family members to work hand in hand , residents are beginning to know better pens Agnes . And when approaching the day of execution, all tormenting question: to kill or not? Based on the true story " Doomed " is a deeply moving story of personal freedom : how we see , in contrast to this , for whom we think we are , and how you can risk everything for love. In acquiring , crystal clear prose, Hannah Kent presents the raw beauty of the Icelandic countryside, where every day is a struggle for survival, and asks , what hope can have a single woman when her life depends on what others say about it .
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