Peter Hoeg Smilla's Sense of Snow

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Smilla's Sense of Snow

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When her six-year-old neighbor falls to his death, and no one is willing to suspect foul play, Smilla Qaavigaaq Jasperson finds her own investigation taking her into the files of a Danish company. 40,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. BOMC.

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In this international bestseller, Peter Høeg successfully combines the pleasures of literary fiction with those of the thriller. Smilla Jaspersen, half Danish, half Greenlander, attempts to understand the death of a small boy who falls from the roof of her apartment building. Her childhood in Greenland gives her an appreciation for the complex structures of snow, and when she notices that the boy's footprints show he ran to his death, she decides to find out who was chasing him. As she attempts to solve the mystery, she uncovers a series of conspiracies and cover-ups and quickly realizes that she can trust nobody. Her investigation takes her from the streets of Copenhagen to an icebound island off the coast of Greenland. What she finds there has implications far beyond the death of a single child. The unusual setting, gripping plot, and compelling central character add up to one of the most fascinating and literate thrillers of recent years.

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

"Astonishing."
--Los Angeles Times

"A superbly constructed thriller...A combination of suspense narrative, Hemingwayeque prose, exotic setting and spellbinding central female."
--People

"A book of profound intelligence...in the league of Melville or Conrad. Heg writes prose that is bitter, changeable and deep-fathomed as poetry...[it] demands to be read aloud and savored."
--The New Yorker

Named Best Book of the Year by Time, Entertainment Weekly and People magazines

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