The elephant keepers' children

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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 at 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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full_title elephant keepers children
author høeg peter
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display_description 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 at 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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subject_facet Domestic fiction, FICTION / Family Life, FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Religious, Families -- Religious life -- Fiction, Missing persons -- Fiction, Religious tolerance -- Fiction
title_display The elephant keepers' children
title_full The elephant keepers' children / Peter Høeg ; translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken, The elephant keepers' children [electronic resource] Høeg, Peter, 1957-
title_short The elephant keepers' children
topic_facet Families, Missing persons, Religious life, Religious tolerance