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.
""Brilliant . . . [a] uniquely philosophical thriller.""--The Boston Sunday Globe
""A brilliant novel of shattering force.""--Entertainment Weekly
""Gripping and disturbing . . . Høeg's evocation of the way a child perceives the world is alarmingly vivid.""--USA Today
""The Catcher in the Rye meets A Brief History of Time. . . . Brilliantly tormenting and philosophically haunting.""--Glamour
""An honest novel that once again demonstrates Høeg's talent and integrity.""--The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
""A beautiful and satisfying book, reminiscent of A Clockwork Orange or Lord of the Flies.""--Orlando Sentinel
""Powerful . . . well-crafted suspense . . . Just as with Smilla's Sense of Snow, one question hangs in the air when the last page is turned: When do we get his next book?""--Newsweek