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.
About the Author
Born in 1957 in Denmark, Peter Hoeg follwed various callings dancer, actor, sailor, fencer, and moutnaineer before turning seriously to writing. His work has been published in thirty-three countries.
“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