ISBN 9781846550591,The Quiet Girl

The Quiet Girl

Author:

Peter Hoeg

Publisher:

Harvill Secker

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ISBN 9781846550591
Publisher

Harvill Secker

Publication Year 2007
ISBN-13

ISBN 9781846550591

ISBN-10 1846550599
Binding

Hard Back

Number of Pages 416 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

General & literary fiction

Set 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.

The Quiet Girl pits art and spirituality against corporate interests and nothing less than the will to war by the industrialized world. This long-awaited novel from the author of Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow is a fast-paced philosophical thriller of rare quality.
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