The Quiet Girl

The Quiet Girl

Book - 2007
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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 - abilities which Kaspar also shares.
When one of the children goes missing, Krone sets off to find the young girl and bring her back, making a shocking series of discoveries along the way about her identity.

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.

Publisher: Harvill Secker,� 2007
ISBN: 9781846550607
Branch Call Number: AF HOEG

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Jun 07, 2008

A high wire act? Perhaps juggling... Kasper Krone's story moves back and forth in time, mysterious people with mysterious abilities surround him. What is happening, to whom and when is not often obvious, yet it is a compelling read. At the end it sort of goes poof and vanishes, leaving me wondering.... but thinking.

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