The Elephant Keepers' Children

August 11, 2015|
The Elephant Keepers' Children by Peter Hoeg
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From the author of Smilla''s Sense of Snow, an epic novel about faith and the magic of everyday life.

Told from the precocious perspective of 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 is an artisan, and both are equally and profoundly devout. The family lives on the (fictional) island of Finø, where people of all religious 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, 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, Denmark. Before becoming a writer, he worked variously as a sailor, ballet dancer, and actor. He published his first novel, A History of Danish Dreams (1988), to positive reviews. However, it was Smilla’s Sense of Snow (1992), a million-copy best seller, that earned Høeg immediate ...
Title:The Elephant Keepers' Children
Product dimensions:512 pages, 9.2 X 6.5 X 1.6 in
Shipping dimensions:512 pages, 9.2 X 6.5 X 1.6 in
Published:August 11, 2015
Publisher:Other Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781590514900

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