Posted by: koolwine | October 3, 2010

Denmark: Smilla’s Sense of Snow

Convinced that her young neighbor’s death was no accident, Smilla begins an investigation that leads to a secret buried beneath Greenland’s ice.

Country Focus: Denmark (Danmark in Danish)

Smilla’s Sense of Snow
Peter Høeg

Translated by Tiina Nunnally
Originally published
in Danish as Frøken Smillas fornemmelse for sne by Rosinante/Munksquaard, 1992.
My edition: Dell, 1994.
499 pgs.

Acclaim: #1 National Bestseller; “Best Book of the Year” – Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly & People Magazine

To make a long story short: When her six-year-old friend and neighbor Isaiah is found dead from a rooftop fall, Smilla Jasperson suspects foul play.   Using her uncanny knowledge of the properties of snow, the assistance of her apartment building’s hunky mechanic and her father’s money and connections, Smilla attempts to unravel the truth behind Isaiah’s death.  Her investigation leads from Copenhagen to her’s and Isaiah’s native Greenland and unveils a thirty-year history of murder, smuggling and scientific secrets.

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  1. Twas news to me regarding the Greenland and Denmark connection; appreciate your sharing. Loved your illustration (ummm!Danish Pastry) Missed your poetry this time….

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