Smilla's Sense of Snow

Høeg, Peter

Book - 1995
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Smilla's Sense of Snow
She thinks more highly of snow and ice than she does of love.nbsp;nbsp;She lives in a world of numbers, science and memories--a dark, exotic stranger in a strange land.nbsp;nbsp;And now Smilla Jaspersen is convinced she has uncovered a shattering crime... It happened in the Copenhagen snow.nbsp;nbsp;A six-year-old boy, a Greenlander like Smilla, fell to his death from the top of his apartment building.nbsp;nbsp;While the boy's body is still warm, the police pronounce his death an accident.nbsp;nbsp;But Smilla knows her young neighbor didn't fall from the roof on his own.nbsp;nbsp;Soon she is following a path of clues as clear to her as footsteps in the snow.nbsp;nbsp;For her dead neighbor, and for herself, she must embark on a harrowing journey of lies, revelation and violence that will take her back to the world of ice and snow from which she comes, where an explosive secret waits beneath the ice....

Publisher: New York : Delta Trade Paperbacks, 1995
ISBN: 0385315147
Branch Call Number: FICTION HOEG 1995
Characteristics: 469 p. :,maps, port. ;,21 cm


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This widely acclaimed novel has impeccable prose, riveting suspense, exotic setting , and a strong, fascinating, female protagonist. Inuit/Greenlander Smilla Jaspersen, a world-class expert on ice and snow, investigates the death of a small boy who has fallen from the roof of her Copenhagen apart... Read More »

This thrumming suspense novel isn't Peter Høeg's usual. But while Høeg is more known for philosophical, literary novels, his creation Smilla is one of the most focused and dangerous females in crime fiction. When a neighbor's child dies, she suspects foul play.

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