Strange things are happening at Biehl's Academy when this elite school opens its doors to a group of orphans and reform-school rejects, kids at the end of the system's tether. But the school is run by a peculiar set of rules by which every minute is regimented and controlled. The children soon suspect that they are guinea pigs in a bizarre social experiment, and that their only hope of escape is to break through a dangerous threshold of time and space. Peter Høeg's "brilliant" and dystopian Borderliners is a "uniquely philosophical thriller" (Boston Sunday Globe) and a haunting story of childhood travail and hope.
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At 14, after years of unhappily drifting through the institutional system, Peter and several other borderliners are given one last chance when they are transferred to an exclusive private school where, unknown to them, they have been sent in order to be guinea pigs in a secret government experime...| Read Full Review of Borderliners
In Hoeg's previous book, the thriller Smilla's Sense of Snow, the psychological insights and background detail were more gripping than the action scenes. Here, he has largely eschewed action and produOct 31 1994 | Read Full Review of Borderliners
Together these damaged children strive to understand the goals of what they intuit as the school's ``grand plan.'' They also have reason to inquire into the nature of time, for the traumas they have experienced have left them unsure of what constitutes reality.| Read Full Review of Borderliners
Like its much-praised predecessor, Smilla's Sense of Snow (EW's 1993 Book of the Year), Danish author Peter Hoeg's Borderliners deals with misfits-characters who cannot find their place within that country's tidy, determinedly progressive society.Dec 02 1994 | Read Full Review of Borderliners
Peter is "an odd, backward pupil" who together with another orphan, Katarina, and August, a child who murdered his parents, sets out to learn why "borderliners" like himself—students who are neither well-adjusted nor altogether retarded—are enrolled here.Feb 13 1995 | Read Full Review of Borderliners
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