The Quiet Girl
By (author) Peter Hoeg
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Quiet Girl by Peter Hoeg
Book DescriptionSet in Denmark in the here and now, The Quiet Girl centres around Kaspar Krone, a world-renowned circus clown with a deep love for the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, and an even deeper gambling debt. Wanted for tax evasion and on the verge of extradition, Krone is drafted into the service of a mysterious order of nuns who promise him reprieve from the international authorities in return for his help safeguarding a group of children with mystical abilities. When one of the children goes missing a year later, Krone sets off to find the young girl and bring her back, making a shocking series of discoveries along the way about her identity and the true intentions of his young wards.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099507352
(198mm x 129mm x 26mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Hoeg
Elephant Keepers' Children, Paperback (September 2013)
Peter and Tilte are trying to track down two notorious criminals: their parents. They are the pastor and the organist, respectively, of the only church on the tiny island of Fino. Known for fabricating cheap miracles to strengthen their congregation's faith, they have been in trouble before.
Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow, Paperback (April 1996)
One snowy day in Copenhagen, six-year-old Isaiah falls to his death from a city rooftop. The police pronounce it an accident. But Isaiah's neighbour, Smilla, an expert in the ways of snow and ice, suspects murder. She embarks on a dangerous quest to find the truth, following a path of clues as clear to her as footsteps in the snow.
Smilla's Sense of Snow, Paperback / softback» View all books by Peter Hoeg
Deemed the Best Book of 1993 by Time, Entertainment Weekly, and People, and nominated for a 1994 Abby Award, this #1 bestseller is "a superbly constructed thriller" (People). A book of profound intelligence . . . in the league of Melville or Conrad".--The New Yorker.
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Author Biography - Peter Hoeg
Born in 1957, Peter Hoeg published his first novel in 1988, having followed various callings - dancer, actor, fencer, sailor, mountaineer - before turning seriously to writing. His novels include Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow, published to great international acclaim, and, most recently, The Elephant Keeper's Children.
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