Miss Smilla's Feeling For SnowAuthor: Peter Hoeg
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This novel begins when a small boy, Isaiah Christensen falls to his death from a Copenhagen rooftop. An accident, the police say. The boy's neighbour, Smilla Jasperson, a Greenlander living in Denmark, is a world expert on ice and snow and she realises that the boy's footsteps in the snow show that he ran to his death. When she decides to investigate who might have been chasing him, she embarks on a harrowing journey towards the truth about crimes that go far beyond the death of one child. Travelling back to her native Greenland and its icebound shores, she unearths a terrible secret.
AwardsAward: Winner, Glass Key Award Year: 1993
Classifications:Prize Winning Fiction, Prize Winning, Set in Antarctica or another cold place
Category:Fiction General Fiction