Smilla's Sense of Snow (Paperback)
Picador USA, 9781250002556, 502pp.
Publication Date: March 27, 2012
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 - "Seductive... a superbly constructed thriller."---People - "Splendid entertainment...The suspense novel as exploration of the heart."---The New York Times Book Review - "Astonishing... Like John le Carre and Graham Greene before him, Peter Hoeg has given a thriller moral and political resonance."---Los Angeles Times - "A considerable achievement, a riveting suspense tale."---Jane Smiley, The Washington Post Book World - "A book of considerable intelligence...Demands to be read aloud and savored."---The New Yorker - "Wonderful...A thriller like no other."---Newsweek - "Enchanting."---Chicago Tribune - "Beautifully written and beautifully translated."---The Seattle Times - "The best thriller] I've read in years."---The New Republic - "Peter Hoeg has shown himself to be a writer of real stature."---The Times (London) - "One never wants to stop reading."--- Orlando Sentinel
First published in 1992, 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.
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Praise For 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