The Quiet Girl

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Picador USA
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5.5 X 8.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Peter Hoeg, born in 1957 in Denmark, followed various callings--dancer, actor, sailor, fencer, and mountaineer--before turning seriously to writing. His work has been published in thirty-three countries. The Quiet Girl is his fifth novel.


"Høeg writes prose that is both changeable and deep-fathomed as poetry . . . [it]demands to be read aloud and savored." --The New Yorker on Smilla's Sense of Snow

"Completely immersive and riveting . . . There is more wit, gravity, and madcap pleasure in The Quiet Girl than in any new book I've read in recent memory." --The New York Sun

"Treat The Quiet Girl as a thriller, and you'll sprint happily to its unexpected and enigmatic ending. Treat the novel as a love story, and you may be surprised by the deep silence of its final pages." --The Washington Post

"Høeg's writing is jewel-encrusted. . . . This is writing that sparkles to distract from its deep philosophical aspects." --Los Angeles Times

"Slyly compelling, the story unfolds at breakneck speed." --Chicago Sun-Times

"Extraordinary . . . There is no more morally (and imaginatively) engaged novelist writing today." --Newsday

"Hoeg is a notable prose writer because of his lyrical style which recalls the best passages of Fitzgerald or Mailer - poetic and layered, this is symphony for the senses...masterfully read by James Gale..." --The Electric Review

"Author Peter Høeg's latest novel is beautifully read by narrator James Gale. His rich tone and classical delivery are the perfect fit for this vivid and haunting story. There is a certain theatrical aspect at work here, as Gale knows exactly when and where to emphasize for effect and never pushes himself over the edge. His tone is gritty and firm in a steady performance that will capture the imaginations in its gentility and genuine approach. Gale provides the listener with all of the tools necessary to believe every word he reads. Innately likable and honestly performed, Høeg's novel is a moving experience." --AudioFile