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Høeg, Peter 1957-

Overview
Works: 251 works in 1,550 publications in 17 languages and 18,025 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Other, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PT8176.18.O335, 839.81374
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Publications about Peter Høeg
Publications by Peter Høeg
Most widely held works by Peter Høeg
Smilla's sense of snow by Peter Høeg( Book )
261 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 2,751 libraries worldwide
"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."--Jacket
The quiet girl by Peter Høeg( Book )
60 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,044 libraries worldwide
A mysterious order of nuns promises Kaspar Krone, a circus clown with a gambling debt and wanted for tax evasion, a reprieve from the authorities in exchange for his help in safeguarding children with mystical abilities--talents that he also shares
Borderliners by Peter Høeg( Book )
94 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,875 libraries worldwide
A novel of psychological suspense on three children, misfits in a boarding school which uses them as guinea pigs for a secret experiment by the Danish government. They turn the tables by conducting an experiment of their own. By the author of Smilla's Sense of Snow
The woman and the ape by Peter Høeg( Book )
84 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,620 libraries worldwide
In London, a housewife repays her scientist husband for making her life miserable by releasing an equally unhappy ape on which he was experimenting. Together they take off to a wildlife reserve where they have an affair and she teaches him to talk. Part comedy, part study of animal exploitation, by a Danish writer, author of Smilla's Sense of Snow
Smilla's sense of snow by Peter Høeg( Book )
92 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,444 libraries worldwide
Presents the story of Smilla Qaavigaaq Jasperson, who investigates a Danish company's files to uncover the mystery behind her six-year-old neighbor's deadly fall
The elephant keepers' children by Peter Høeg( Book )
44 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,344 libraries worldwide
Living on an island where all faiths coexist peacefully, precocious teen Peter and his siblings are shocked when their devout vicar father and eccentric artisan mother go missing at the height of an effort to boost church attendance
The history of Danish dreams by Peter Høeg( Book )
94 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,291 libraries worldwide
A satire on Denmark. The characters include a count who decides to stop time by outlawing clocks on his estate, an old lady who presides over a newspaper dynasty and devotes herself to predicting the future, and a son who causes his parents sorrow by refusing to be a thief like them. By the author of Borderliners
Tales of the night by Peter Høeg( Book )
71 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,016 libraries worldwide
A collection of chiaroscuro stories by a Danish writer. One is on a woman idealizing love who discovers its reality, another is on a judge who runs off with a young man he just sentenced for homosexuality, a third is on a 1920s European whose eyes are opened to the dark side of civilizing African natives. By the author of The Woman and the Ape
The quiet girl : a novel by Peter Høeg( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 524 libraries worldwide
A mysterious order of nuns promises Kaspar Krone, a circus clown with a gambling debt and wanted for tax evasion, a reprieve from the authorities in exchange for his help in safeguarding children with mystical abilities--talents that he also shares.--
The elephant keepers' children by Peter Høeg( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 441 libraries worldwide
Told from the perspective of precocious fourteen-year-old Peter, The Elephant Keepers' Children is about three siblings and how they deal with life alongside their eccentric parents. Peter's father is a vicar, his mother an artisan, and both are equally and profoundly devout. The family lives on the fictional island of Finø, where people of all faiths coexist peacefully. Yet nothing is at it seems. When Peter's parents suddenly go missing, Peter and his siblings fear the worst--has their parents' relentless quest to boost church attendance finally put them in danger? Told with poignancy and humor, this book is a fascinating exploration of fundamentalism versus spiritual freedom, the vicissitudes of romantic and familial love, and the triumph of the human spirit
Smilla's sense of snow by Peter Høeg( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 279 libraries worldwide
Presents well thought out and executed thriller that takes place in Denmark
Borderliners by Peter Høeg( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Peter, the narrator, is accepted at the elite Biehl's Private School and discovers that he and his classmates are being used in an experiment in controlling children
The woman and the ape by Peter Høeg( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Madelene, the "beautiful and disillusioned wife" of a distinguished behavioral scientist, and Erasmus, a 300-pound ape, make "a unique and unforgettable couple."--Jacket
Het effect van Susan : roman by Peter Høeg( Book )
4 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in Dutch and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Een Deense natuurkundige moet in opdracht van Justitie, met behulp van haar gave dat mensen haar snel vertrouwen, de geheime notulen van een geheime Toekomstcommissie in handen zien te krijgen
The Susan effect by Peter Høeg( Book )
5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Susan Svendsen has a special talent: she has a unique ability to make people confide in her and tell her their innermost secrets. She has exploited that talent, and now has a prison sentence hanging over her head for punching a Bollywood actor in an Indian casino. To make matters worse, her husband is on the run from the mafia, one of her children has been accused of antiquity smuggling and the other has run off with a monk. But Susan gets an offer from a former government official - an offer to use her power one more time and have all her charges dropped so she can return to Denmark. Together with her family, she must track down the last surviving members of a secret think tank of young talents founded in the 1970s, the so - called Future Committee, and find out what was written in the committee's final report. But the report is apparently covering up information of great value, and some powerful people are determined it is not revealed
De kinderen van de olifantenhoeders : roman by Peter Høeg( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Een 14-jarig voetbaltalent woont met zijn familie op het Deense eiland Finø. Als zijn ouders plotseling verdwijnen, dreigen de kinderen tijdelijk in een tehuis te belanden. Ze nemen de benen op zoek naar hun ouders
Point of view by Henrik Saxgren( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Verden set og genfortalt gennem Saxgrens (f. 1953) kamera
Der Plan von der Abschaffung des Dunkels by Peter Høeg( Book )
29 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in German and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Im unmenschlichen Machtapparat Schule, der auf das "Funktionieren" der Kinder abzielt, versuchen drei Waisen in der Hoffnung auf Geborgenheit und Liebe eine Art Ersatzfamilie zu bilden und das Geheimnis der Zeit zu lösen
Smilla's gevoel voor sneeuw : roman by Peter Høeg( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in Dutch and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Een vrouw twijfelt of haar 6-jarig buurjongetje wel echt van het dak is gevallen en begint een onderzoek dat haar voert naar een ijsgrot in Groenland
Smilla's sense of snow by Bille August( visu )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
When her six-year-old neighbor falls from a snow covered roof, Smilla suspects the boy's death was no accident. Together with a mysterious lover, who holds secrets of his own, she defies local authorities and begins a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in an effort to uncover the truth
 
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Alternative Names
Chëg, Piter 1957-
Héeg Peter
Hēgs, Pēters 1957-
Hoeeg, Peter
Hoeg , Peter
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Hog, Peṭer 1957-
Peter Høeg dänischer Schriftsteller
Peter Høeg Danish writer
Peter Høeg dansk författare
Peter Høeg dansk skribent
Peter Høeg dánský spisovatel
Peter Høeg Deens schrijver
Peter Høeg écrivain danois
Peter Høeg escritor danés
Peter Høeg pisarz duński
Peter Høeg scrittore danese
Peteris Hoegas
Pēters Hēgs
Питер Хёг, 1957-
Хег П. 1957-
Хёг, Питер датский писатель
Փիթեր Հյոգ
הוג, פטר 1957-
پیتر هوگ نویسنده دانمارکی
회, 페터 1957-
ペーター・ホゥ
ホゥ, ペーター
Languages
English (362)
Danish (250)
German (134)
Spanish (32)
Italian (31)
French (22)
Russian (21)
Dutch (21)
Swedish (17)
Norwegian (12)
Polish (8)
Chinese (5)
Hungarian (4)
Hebrew (3)
Korean (3)
Serbian (1)
Croatian (1)
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