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By Peter Hoeg

She thinks extra hugely of snow and ice than she does of love.  She lives in a global of numbers, technological know-how and memories--a darkish, unique stranger in a wierd land.  And now Smilla Jaspersen is confident she has exposed a shattering crime...

It occurred within the Copenhagen snow.  A six-year-old boy, a Greenlander like Smilla, fell to his demise from the head of his condominium building.  While the boy's physique continues to be hot, the police pronounce his demise an accident.  But Smilla is aware her younger neighbor did not fall from the roof on his own.  Soon she is following a course of clues as transparent to her as footsteps within the snow.  For her useless neighbor, and for herself, she needs to embark on a harrowing trip of lies, revelation and violence that would take her again to the realm of ice and snow from which she comes, the place an explosive mystery waits underneath the ice....

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