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The Quiet Girl by Peter Hoeg

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The Quiet Girl by Peter Hoeg

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Centres around Kaspar Krone, a world-renowned circus clown with a deep love for the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, and an even deeper gambling debt. Wanted for tax evasion and on the verge of extradition, Krone is drafted into the service of a mysterious order of nuns who promise him reprieve from the international authorities.

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Set in Denmark in the here and now, "The Quiet Girl" centres around Kaspar Krone, a world-renowned circus clown with a deep love for the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, and an even deeper gambling debt. Wanted for tax evasion and on the verge of extradition, Krone is drafted into the service of a mysterious order of nuns who promise him reprieve from the international authorities in return for his help safeguarding a group of children with mystical abilities. When one of the children goes missing a year later, Krone sets off to find the young girl and bring her back, making a shocking series of discoveries along the way about her identity and the true intentions of his young wards. "The Quiet Girl" pits art and spirituality against corporate interests and nothing less than the will to war by the industrialized world. This long-awaited novel from the author of "Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow" is a fast-paced philosophical thriller of rare quality.

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SKU GOR001447862
Title The Quiet Girl
Author By (author) Peter Hoeg
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Vintage
Year Published 2008
Page Number 416
ISBN 0099507358
ISBN13 9780099507352
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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