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The Elephant Keepers' Children

Høeg, Peter, 1957- (Book - 2012)
The Elephant Keepers' Children
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Random House, Inc.
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.

Baker & Taylor
Enjoying life on an island where all faiths coexist peacefully, precocious 14-year-old Peter and his siblings are shocked when their devout vicar father and eccentric artisan mother go missing at the height of a relentless effort to boost church attendance. By the best-selling author of Smilla's Sense of Snow.

Baker
& Taylor

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.

Authors: Høeg, Peter, 1957-
Statement of Responsibility: Peter Høeg ; translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken
Title: The elephant keepers' children
Publisher: New York : Other Press, c2012
Characteristics: 499 p. ; 24 cm.
Sold by: Other Press
Subject Headings: Missing persons Fiction Religious tolerance Fiction Families Religious life Fiction
Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Topical Term: Missing persons
Religious tolerance
Families
Additional Contributors: Aitken, Martin
LCCN: 2012015734
ISBN: 1590514904
9781590514900
Branch Call Number: FIC H
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