Elephant Keepers' Children - Peter Hoeg

Not easily categorized, Hoeg’s novel takes place on the fictional island of Fino populated by some of the oddest characters I have ever encountered. Through the lens of the teenage narrator Peter, we adventure through Fino’s regions in a horse and buggy, train, plane, and automobile. The spiritual detective novel may be a new, or sparsely populated, subgenre of which Hoeg declares himself king with a fantastic cast of characters that blossoms and spawns ever outward. There’s the banana-yellow pant wearing, former heroin addict Count Rickardt Three Lions, the living goddess Pallas Athene, and a host of stern, gullible, and wicked government officials just be waiting to be duped by the eldest heartbreaker Hans, the mystic Tilte, and the athletic Peter, a family trio set out to rescue their parents.
The Elephant Keepers' Children: A Novel by the Author of Smilla's Sense of Snow By Peter Hoeg Cover Image
ISBN: 9781590516355
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Published: Other Press - May 21st, 2013