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The history of Danish dreams

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Publisher:
Picador,
Pub. Date:
2008.
Edition:
1st Picador ed.
Language:
English
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From the author of Smilla's Sense of Snow comes this highly imaginative novel, "wonderful in scope . . . crammed with Danish history, social realism, satire, magic realism, high romance, and sexual goings-on" ( Newsday ). In a Danish feudal castle, 1520, a count believes he has pinpointed the center of the universe--a patch of land on his estate. But when his discovery is met with disbelief, he walls off his mansion and has all of the clocks stopped. Four centuries pass instantaneously, and the count's young secretary, Carl, emerges from isolation to find a world bursting with war, innovation, love, sexuality, danger, and all the values of the sixteenth century turned upside down as though by supernatural forces--namely, the force of history. From one of our most gifted international writers comes a dazzling epic fairy tale, a tough fable about the gifts and iniquities of progress.

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9780312428013
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Grouping Title history of danish dreams
Grouping Author høeg peter
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-30 04:17:45AM
Last Indexed 2018-12-13 04:42:48AM

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subject_facet Denmark -- History -- Fiction, Historical fiction
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