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Smilla's Sense of Snow

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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 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."---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 Høeg 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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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 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."---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 Høeg 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.

Product Details
Paperback (480 pages)
Published: October 1, 1995
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Imprint: Delta
ISBN: 9780385315142
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  • Il gèle, -18°C ; il neige et, quand la langue qui n'est plus mienne, cette neige est qanik - de gros cristaux planent presque en apesanteur, s'amoncellent sur le sol et le recouvrent...

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  • Det är extremt kallt, minus arton grader, och det snöar, och på det språk som inte längre är mitt ar snön qanik, stora, nästan tyngdlösa kristaller sm faller i staplar och täcker marken...

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  • Tr. Tiina Nunnally, US publication:

    It's freezing - an extraordinary 0 Fahrenheit - and it's snowing, and in the language that is no longer mine, the snow is qanik - big, almost...

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  • Tr. 'F. David' (Tiina Nunnally, plus changes by the publisher and author), UK publication:

    It is freezing, an extraordinary -18°C, and it's snowing, and in the language which is no...

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  • Det fryser ekstraordinære 18 grader celcius, og det sner, og på det sprog som ikke mere er mit, er sneen qanik, store næsten vægtløse krystaller, der falder i stabler, og dækker jorden...

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  • Es friert, außerordentliche 18 Grad Celsius, und es schneit. In der Sprache, die nicht mehr meine ist, heißt der Schnee qanik, er schichtet sich zu Stapeln und bedeckt die Erde mit einer...

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  • Tr. 'F. David' (Tiina Nunnally, plus changes by the publisher and author), UK publication:

    It is freezing, an extraordinary -18°C, and it's snowing, and in the language which is no...

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  • Det fryser ekstraordinære 18 grader celcius, og det sner, og på det sprog som ikke mere er mit, er sneen qanik, store næsten vægtløse krystaller, der falder i stabler, og dækker jorden...

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  • Det fryser ekstraordinære 18 grader celcius, og det sner, og på det sprog som ikke mere er mit, er sneen qanik, store næsten vægtløse krystaller, der falder i stabler, og dækker jorden...

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  • This winter I've been able to watch the ice forming

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  • Il n'y aura pas de conclusion.

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  • Något avgörande kommer inte till stånd.

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  • Tr. 'F. David' (Tiina Nunnally, plus changes by the publisher and author), UK publication:

    Tell us, they'll come and say to me. So we may understand and close the case. They're...

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  • Fortæl os, vil de komme og sige til mig. Så vi forstår og kan afslutte. De tager fejl. Det er kun det man ikke forstår, man kan afslutte. Det kommer ikke til nogen afgørelse.

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  • Erzähl uns, werden sie kommen und zu mir sagen. Damit wir verstehen und abschließen können. Sie irren sich. Nur was man nicht versteht, kann man abschließen. Die Entscheidung bleibt offen.

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  • Fortæl os, vil de komme og sige til mig. Så vi forstår og kan afslutte. De tager fejl. Det er kun det man ikke forstår, man kan afslutte. Det kommer ikke til nogen afgørelse.

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  • Fortæl os, vil de komme og sige til mig. Så vi forstår og kan afslutte. De tager fejl. Det er kun det man ikke forstår, man kan afslutte. Det kommer ikke til nogen afgørelse.

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