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Høeg, Peter 1957-

Overview
Works: 248 works in 1,211 publications in 8 languages and 17,921 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Suspense fiction  Film adaptations  Historical fiction 
Roles: Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay, Other
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 )
32 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 2,204 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."--BOOK JACKET
Borderliners by Peter Høeg( Book )
31 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,955 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 quiet girl by Peter Høeg( Book )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,810 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 woman and the ape by Peter Høeg( Book )
26 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 1,625 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
The elephant keepers' children by Peter Høeg( Book )
14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,392 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 )
79 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,378 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
Smilla's sense of snow by Peter Høeg( Book )
54 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,210 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
Tales of the night by Peter Høeg( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,045 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 )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 579 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 )
13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 500 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
Fraülein Smillas Gespür für Schnee : Roman by Peter Høeg( Book )
57 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 222 libraries worldwide
" Im Kopenhagener Hafenviertel stürzt ein Junge vom Dach eines Lagerhauses. Todesursache laut Polizeibericht: ein Unfall. Smilla Jaspersen, die im selben Haus wohnt wie der Junge, sieht das anders und stellt ihre eigenen Nachforschungen an. Der internationale Erfolg dieses literarischen Thrillers hat neben der faszinierenden Geschichte vor allem mit seiner Heldin zu tun: der wunderbar ruppigen, unangepassten und zugleich zarten und verletzlichen Smilla"--Amazon.de
Smilla's sense of snow by Peter Høeg( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 201 libraries worldwide
Presents well thought out and executed thriller that takes place in Denmark
Smilla's sense of snow by Peter Høeg( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
When a small boy leaps to his death from the snow-covered roof of a Copenhagen apartment building, his friend Smilla, a Greenlander who can "read" snow, knows it was no accident. For one thing, Isaiah was horribly afraid of heights, and his small footprints tell her he was fleeing from something, or someone, even more terrifying
De stilte en het meisje : roman by Peter Høeg( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Dutch and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Een befaamde clown en therapeut komt door de ontvoering van een jonge patiënte in aanraking met criminele kringen
The quiet girl by Peter Høeg( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Set in Denmark, '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
Frøken Smillas fornemmelse for sne : roman by Peter Høeg( Book )
67 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Il senso di Smilla per la neve by Peter Høeg( Book )
27 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in Italian and held by 136 libraries worldwide
Borderliners by Peter Høeg( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 134 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 )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 130 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
Smilla's gevoel voor sneeuw : roman by Peter Høeg( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in Dutch and held by 130 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
 
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Alternative Names
Chëg, Piter, 1957-
Hēgs, Pēters, 1957-
Hoeg, Peter
Höeg, Peter 1957-
ホゥ, ペーター
Languages
English (264)
Danish (109)
German (55)
Italian (28)
Dutch (19)
Norwegian (10)
Hebrew (1)
Spanish (1)
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