The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden

byJonas Jonasson

Paperback | September 22, 2015

The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson
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A wildly picaresque new novel from Jonas Jonasson, author of the internationally bestsellingThe 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

In a tiny shack in the largest township in South Africa, Nombeko Mayeki is born. Put to work at five years old and orphaned at ten, she quickly learns that the world expects nothing more from her than to die young, be it from drugs, alcohol or just plain despair. But Nombeko has grander plans. She learns to read and write, and at just fifteen, using her cunning and fearlessness, she makes it out of Soweto with millions of smuggled diamonds in her possession. Then things take a turn for the worse . . .

Nombeko ends up the prisoner of an incompetent engineer in a research facility working on South Africa's secret nuclear arsenal. Yet the unstoppable girl pulls off a daring escape to Sweden, where she meets twins named Holger One and Holger Two, who are carrying out a mission to bring down the Swedish monarchy . . . by any means necessary. Nombeko's life ends up hopelessly intertwined with the lives of the twins, and when the twins arrange to kidnap the Swedish king and prime minister, it is up to our unlikely heroine to save the day-and possibly the world.

In this wild romp, Jonasson tackles issues ranging from the pervasiveness of racism to the dangers of absolute power while telling a charming and hilarious story along the way. In the satirical voice that has earned him legions of fans the world over, Jonasson gives us another rollicking tale of how even the smallest of decisions can have sweeping-even global-consequences.

JONAS JONASSONis the author of the novelThe 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, which has sold more than eight million copies worldwide. He was a journalist for many years, then became a media consultant and later the founder of a sporting-events production company for Swedish television. After selling his comp...
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Title:The Girl Who Saved The King Of SwedenFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:400 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.9 inShipping dimensions:400 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.9 inPublished:September 22, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443431605

ISBN - 13:9781443431606

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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