A Time Best Book of the Year - An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year - A People Best Book of the Year - Winner of the CWA Silver Dagger Award - A Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Mystery Novel
First published in 1992, Peter Høeg's Smilla's Sense of Snow
instantly became an international sensation. When caustic Smilla Jaspersen discovers that her neighbor--a neglected six-year-old boy, and possibly her only friend--has died in a tragic accident, a peculiar intuition tells her it was murder. Unpredictable to the last page, Smilla's Sense of Snow
is one of the most beautifully written and original crime stories of our time, a new classic.
About the Author
Peter Høeg, born in 1957 in Denmark, pursued various interests--dancer, actor, sailor, fencer, and mountaineer--before turning seriously to writing. His work has been published in 33 countries. His novels include the bestselling The Quiet Girl and Borderliners, and the award-winning Smilla's Sense of Snow. "Høeg writes prose that is both changeable and as deep-fathomed as poetry...[It] demands to be read aloud and savored."--The New Yorker on Smilla's Sense of Snow.
"Splendid entertainment . . . the suspense novel as exploration of the heart." --The New York Times Book Review
"A book of profound intelligence . . . In the league of Melville or Conrad. Hoeg writes prose that is as bitter, changeable and deep-fathomed as poetry. . . . Demands to be read aloud and savored." --The New Yorker
"Like John le Carré and Graham Greene before him, Peter Høeg has given a thriller moral and political resonance." --Los Angeles Times
"A considerable achievement, a riveting suspense tale." --The Wall Street Journal