The Elephant Keepers’ Children by Peter Høeg audiobook

The Elephant Keepers’ Children

By Peter Høeg
Translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken
Read by Kirby Heyborne

Blackstone Publishing 9781590514900
13.76 Hours Unabridged
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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.

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Summary

Summary

A BookPage Book of the Day, November 2012

An AudioFile Editors’ Pick for October2012

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Under the madcap adventure story Høeg poses serious issues about neglected children, venal church officials, and the paths to intellectual and spiritual freedom.” Publishers Weekly
“A picaresque tale that probes society’s little hypocrisies while offering an original array of characters. At first glance, an utterly fun, absorbing read.” Library Journal
“A rollicking novel featuring nutty adults, wise children, cliffhanger chases, witty asides, and religious tolerance, by the great Danish author of Smilla's Sense of Smell.BookPage
“Part comic teenage adventure story, part intellectual debate, the bestselling Danish author’s sixth novel is a shaggy-dog story with a unique vision…Høeg has an endless menu of oddities to stir into his story; whether thriller, fantasy, or disquisition on spiritual belief, love and parenting does successfully invent an inexhaustible landscape all its own.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Peter Høeg

Author Bio: Peter Høeg

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 published in more than thirty countries.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 13.76
Audience: Adult
Language: English