The Elephant Keepers’ Children

byPeter HøegTranslated byMartin Aitken Read byKirby Heyborne

October 23, 2012|
The Elephant Keepers’ Children by Peter Høeg
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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 Fin├©, where people of all faiths coexist peacefully. Yet nothing is as 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, The Elephant Keepers' Children is a fascinating exploration of fundamentalism versus spiritual freedom, the vicissitudes of romantic and familial love, and the triumph of the human spirit.

Peter Høeg was born in Copenhagen. Before becoming a writer, he worked as a sailor, ballet dancer, and actor. He published his first novel, A History of Danish Dreams, to positive reviews, but it was Smilla’s Sense of Snow, a New York Times bestseller, that earned him immediate and international literary celebrity. His books have been ...
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Title:The Elephant Keepers’ Children
Format:Audio Book (CD)
Product dimensions:7.5 X 5.3 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:7.5 X 5.3 X 1 in
Published:October 23, 2012
Publisher:Blackstone Publishing
Language:English
ISBN - 13:9781470810665

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