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The across the world acclaimed bestselling writer of Smilla's experience of Snow returns with this "engrossing, superbly written story of suspense . . . attractive" (The Miami Herald).
Kaspar Krone is a world-renowned circus clown, and a guy in a few deep hassle. Drowning in playing debt and sought after for tax evasion, Krone is drafted into the carrier of a mysterious order of nuns who promise him reprieve in go back for his support safeguarding a gaggle of kids with mystical abilities--abilities that Krone additionally stocks. while one of many teenagers is going lacking, Krone units off to discover the younger lady and convey her again, creating a surprising sequence of discoveries alongside the way in which. The Quiet woman is an exuberant philosophical mystery that's "every bit as adventuresome and bold as Smilla's experience of Snow, much more so" (Cleveland undeniable Dealer).
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