The Quiet Girl

A Novel

Peter Høeg

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A Chicago Tribune Favorite Book of 2007

The internationally acclaimed bestselling author of Smilla's Sense of Snow returns with this "engrossing, beautifully written tale of suspense . . . captivating" (The Miami Herald).

Kaspar Krone is a world-renowned circus clown, and a man in some deep trouble. Drowning in gambling debt and wanted for tax evasion, Krone is drafted into the service of a mysterious order of nuns who promise him reprieve in return for his help safeguarding a group of children with mystical abilities--abilities that Krone also shares. When one of the children goes missing, Krone sets off to find the young girl and bring her back, making a shocking series of discoveries along the way. The Quiet Girl is an exuberant philosophical thriller that is "every bit as adventuresome and ambitious as Smilla's Sense of Snow, even more so" (Cleveland Plain Dealer).

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Praise for The Quiet Girl

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

"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


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Peter Høeg

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.

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The Quiet Girl
A Novel
Peter Høeg

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
September 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312427771
ISBN10: 0312427778
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 432 pages, Includes two maps
$16.00

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
October 2007
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427202178
ISBN10: 1427202176
Audio Run Time: 15:00
$19.99

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e-Book Agency
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
July 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466850767
ISBN10: 1466850760
424 pages, Includes two maps
$9.99
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