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Smilla"s sense of snow

Peter Hoeg

Smilla"s sense of snow

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Published by Delta Trade Paperbacks in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Women detectives -- Denmark -- Copenhagen -- Fiction,
  • Detective and mystery stories,
  • Copenhagen (Denmark) -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPeter Hoeg ; translated by Tiina Nunnally.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination469 p. ;
    Number of Pages469
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18355310M
    ISBN 100385315147
    OCLC/WorldCa33435122


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With Julia Ormond, Jens Jørgen Fleischer, Agga Olsen, Patrick Field. A 6 y.o. Inuit boy runs off a snowy roof in Copenhagen and dies. Smilla, a half Inuit who lives in the building and knows the boy, looks into it.

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Smilla's internal thoughts on identity, colonialisation, immigration and cultural assimilation 4/5(). Smilla's Sense of Snow (Book): Høeg, Peter: When Isaiah, a 6-year-old Inuit boy, is killed falling off the roof of a warehouse, his neighbour Smilla, a young woman who is generally misanthropic yet inclined to look out for Isaiah, refuses to believe it is an accident.

Smilla begins her investigation in Copenhagen, where her powers of observation -- sharpened by her fascination.

What do snow and ice represent to Smilla. To what effect does Høeg use images of, and information about, snow and ice throughout the book. It is rare for a translated book by an unknown foreign author to attain the level of success that Smilla's Sense of Snow has achieved in the United States.

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Natural numbers, negative integers, fractions. Smilla's Sense of Snow is a complicated and rich novel, a fast-paced thriller, a love story, an anthropological exploration, and a philosophical treatise all in one book.

Høeg's accomplishment with this novel has moved him to the top of the list of Danish writers publishing at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Friday, Ma () Smilla's Sense Of Snow MYSTERY THRILLER Known resident Smilla Jasperson (Julia Ormond) motivated investigation into the death of a young child who happened to live in. ''Smilla's Sense of Snow'' has a heroine whose mother was killed by a walrus, one small sign of the chilly exoticism that made Peter Hoeg's mystery novel such a huge, unlikely popular success.Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg (first published as Frøken Smillas fornemmelse for sne, c), translated from the Danish by Tiina York: Farrar Straus and Giroux, The narrator, year-old “ice maiden” Smilla Qaavigaaq Jaspersen, is unfriendly, unmarried, unsentimental, often bitter and sarcastic but smart and apparently very physically fit.Smilla's Sense of Snow NPR coverage of Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg and Tiina Nunnally.

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