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The Resource Smilla's sense of snow, Peter Høeg ; translated by Tiina Nunnally

Smilla's sense of snow, Peter Høeg ; translated by Tiina Nunnally

Label
Smilla's sense of snow
Title
Smilla's sense of snow
Statement of responsibility
Peter Høeg ; translated by Tiina Nunnally
Title variation
  • Miss Smilla's feeling for snow
  • Smillas sense of snow
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dan
  • eng
Summary
"Smilla's Sense of Snow presents one of the toughest heroines in modern fiction. Smilla Qaavigaaq Jaspersen is part Inuit, but she lives in Copenhagen. She is thirty-seven, single, childless, moody, and she refuses to fit in. Smilla's six-year-old Inuit neighbor, Isaiah, manages only with a stubbornness that matches her own to befriend her." "When Isaiah falls off a roof and is killed, Smilla doesn't believe it's an accident. She has seen his tracks in the snow, and she knows about snow. She decides to investigate and discovers that even the police don't want her to get involved. But opposition appeals to Smilla." "As all of Copenhagen settles down for a quiet Christmas, Smilla's investigation takes her from a fervently religious accountant to a tough-talking pathologist and an alcoholic shipping magnate and into the secret files of the Danish company responsible for extracting most of Greenland's mineral wealth - and finally onto a ship with an international cast of villains bound for a mysterious mission on an uninhabitable island off Greenland." "To read Smilla's Sense of Snow is to be taken on a magical, nerve-shattering journey - from the snow-covered streets of Copenhagen to the awesome beauty of the Arctic ice caps. A mystery, a love story, and an elegy for a vanishing way of life, Smilla's Sense of Snow is a breathtaking achievement, an exceptional feat of storytelling."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Summary
When her six-year-old neighbor falls to his death, and no one is willing to suspect foul play, Smilla Qaavigaaq Jasperson finds her own investigation taking her into the files of a Danish company
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Dilys Award, 1994.
  • Silver Dagger Award for Fiction, 1994.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
034467
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
839.8/1374
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT8176.18.O335
LC item number
F7613 1993
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
700
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Smilla's sense of snow, Peter Høeg ; translated by Tiina Nunnally
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
The city -- The sea -- The ice
Control code
585226
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
453 p.
Isbn
9780374266448
Lccn
93017742
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm28065407
  • (OCoLC)28065407
Label
Smilla's sense of snow, Peter Høeg ; translated by Tiina Nunnally
Publication
Contents
The city -- The sea -- The ice
Control code
585226
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
453 p.
Isbn
9780374266448
Lccn
93017742
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm28065407
  • (OCoLC)28065407

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