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Set in Denmark in the here and now, "The Quiet Girl" centers around Kaspar Krone, a world-renowned circus clown with a deep love for the music of Johan 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 that Krone 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 and the true intentions of his young wards. The result is a fast-paced, philosophical thriller blending social realism with the literary fantastic and pitting art and spirituality against corporate interests and nothing less than the will to war by the industrialized world. "The Quiet Girl" is a masterful, inventive novel that marks the triumphal return of one of the great writers of the international literary world.
Title: Quiet Girl, The
Edition: Advance Reader's Edition
Publisher: N Y., Farrar Straus & Giroux: 2007
ISBN Number: 0374263698
ISBN Number 13: 9780374263690
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: Fine
Weight: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 108002
Description: Advance Reader's Edition/Uncorrected Proof. This is a softcover.