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The Quiet Girl: A Novel (English Edition) Kindle版
The internationally acclaimed bestselling author of Smilla's Sense of Snow returns with this "engrossing, beautifully written tale of suspense . . . captivating" (The Miami Herald).
Set in Denmark in the here and now, Peter Hoeg's The Quiet Girl centers around Kaspar Krone, a world-renowned circus clown with a deep love for the music of Johan 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 -- abilities that Krone also shares.
When one of the children goes missing, 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. The result is a fast-paced, philosophical thriller blending social realism with the literary fantastic and pitting art and spirituality against corporate interests and nothing less than the will to war by the industrialized world.
The Quiet Girl is a masterful, inventive novel that marks the triumphal return of one of the great writers of the international literary world.
Peter Hoeg, born in 1957 in Denmark, followed various callingsdancer, actor, sailor, fencer, and mountaineerbefore turning seriously to writing. His work has been published in thirty-three countries. The Quiet Girl is his fifth novel. --このテキストは、絶版本またはこのタイトルには設定されていない版型に関連付けられています。
In Høeg's hallucinatory prose, Copenhagen has a sinister near-future feel... there are also passages of lyrical beauty (Financial Times)
Striking and deeply felt... confirms that Høeg is a writer determined to make new footprints in the snow (Mark Lawson Guardian)
He writes entertainingly, at times lyrically, at times scathingly (Scotland on Sunday)
The Quiet Girl has Hoeg's best-selling hallmarks - including an off-kilter hero in the shape of Kasper Krone, a world-famous clown with a penchant for poker and mysticism (Daily Mail) --このテキストは、paperback版に関連付けられています。
- ASIN : B00DXJFRDU
- 出版社 : Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First版 (2013/7/30)
- 発売日 : 2013/7/30
- 言語 : 英語
- ファイルサイズ : 1882 KB
- Text-to-Speech（テキスト読み上げ機能） : 有効
- X-Ray : 有効にされていません
- Word Wise : 有効
- 本の長さ : 428ページ
- ページ番号ソース ISBN : 0312427778
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: - 1,527,668位洋書 (の売れ筋ランキングを見る洋書)
Somehow he fell off my must read list (time between publications maybe or other distractions) but I can see I'm going to have revisit past novelistic joys and hunt out anything that's slipped past me.
This is not a review so much as a homage.It's not a book that demands you devour it desperate for the next literary fix (though there is an element of that).
It's magical wielding elements of cognitive dissonance in a somehow comforting manner.
It makes me sad that I'm not Danish because I'm sure there are subtleties in the native language that make it an even richer experience.Despite that I look forward to reading it repeatedly in years to come finding new depth and comfort on each occasion.
I think it may be a story that falls into place at the end, when you can then read it again with greater clarity.