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Smilla's Sense of Snow

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ISBN13: 9780385315142
ISBN10: 0385315147
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She thinks more highly of snow and ice than she does of love.  She lives in a world of numbers, science and memories--a dark, exotic stranger in a strange land.  And now Smilla Jaspersen is convinced she has uncovered a shattering crime...

It happened in the Copenhagen snow.  A six-year-old boy, a Greenlander like Smilla, fell to his death from the top of his apartment building.  While the boy's body is still warm, the police pronounce his death an accident.  But Smilla knows her young neighbor didn't fall from the roof on his own.  Soon she is following a path of clues as clear to her as footsteps in the snow.  For her dead neighbor, and for herself, she must embark on a harrowing journey of lies, revelation and violence that will take her back to the world of ice and snow from which she comes, where an explosive secret waits beneath the ice....

About the Author

Peter Høeg is an internationally renowned Danish author who entered the North American literary scene with Smilla's Sense of Snow. Since its publication, Høeg's new works, such as The Woman and the Ape - have appeared in English translations alongside older works such as Tales of the Night. Once a sailor, and currently an actor and dancer as well as a writer, Høeg lives in Copenhagen.

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dan11mar, January 31, 2013 (view all comments by dan11mar)
I found this book on my way back from Denmark. It gives an unexpected view of the issues of assimilation between Greenland's indigenous people and the main island of Denmark's inhabitants. It is an interesting and riveting story. The author describes scenery in a beautiful way. Only a few sections of implausibility but a great heroine in the story. i will continue to search out books by this author.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385315142
Author:
Hoeg, Peter
Author:
Heg, Peter
Publisher:
Delta
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Women detectives
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Women sleuths
Subject:
Denmark
Subject:
European - Scandinavian
Subject:
Copenhagen
Subject:
Copenhagen (Denmark) Fiction.
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Copenhagen (denmark)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;mystery;denmark;greenland;thriller;crime;novel;snow;danish;murder;inuit;suspense;20th century;crime fiction;literature;conspiracy;detective;scandinavia;danish fiction;danish literature;ice;contemporary;1990s;contemporary fiction;winter;arctic;made
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
106-777
Publication Date:
19951031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.04x5.28x1.02 in. .91 lbs.

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