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Smilla's Sense of Snow: A Novel (Paperback)

Smilla's Sense of Snow: A Novel By Peter Høeg, Tiina Nunnally (Translated by) Cover Image
By Peter Høeg, Tiina Nunnally (Translated by)
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A Time Best Book of the Year · An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year · A People Best Book of the Year · Winner of the CWA Silver Dagger Award · A Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Mystery Novel

First published in 1992, Peter Høeg's Smilla's Sense of Snow instantly became an international sensation. When caustic Smilla Jaspersen discovers that her neighbor--a neglected six-year-old boy, and possibly her only friend--has died in a tragic accident, a peculiar intuition tells her it was murder. Unpredictable to the last page, Smilla's Sense of Snow is one of the most beautifully written and original crime stories of our time, a new classic.

About the Author

Peter Høeg, born in 1957 in Denmark, pursued various interests—dancer, actor, sailor, fencer, and mountaineer—before turning seriously to writing. His work has been published in 33 countries. The Quiet Girl is his fifth novel. Høeg writes prose that is both changeable and as deep-fathomed as poetry...[It] demands to be read aloud and savored.—The New Yorker on Smilla’s Sense of Snow

Praise For…

"Seductive… a superbly constructed thriller."---People

"Splendid entertainment…The suspense novel as exploration of the heart."--New York Times Book Review

“A considerable achievement, a riveting suspense tale.” —The Wall Street Journal

"Astonishing… Like John le Carré and Graham Greene before him, Peter Høeg has given a thriller moral and political resonance."--Los Angeles Times

"A considerable achievement, a riveting suspense tale."--Jane Smiley, Washington Post Book World

"A book of considerable intelligence…Demands to be read aloud and savored."--The New Yorker

"Wonderful…A thriller like no other."--Newsweek

"Enchanting."--Chicago Tribune

"Beautifully written and beautifully translated."--The Seattle Times

"The best [thriller] I've read in years."--The New Republic

"Peter Høeg has shown himself to be a writer of real stature."--The Times (London)

"One never wants to stop reading."-- Orlando Sentinel

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250002556
ISBN-10: 1250002559
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: March 27th, 2012
Pages: 512
Language: English