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    The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden (Hardback) By (author) Jonas Jonasson, Translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles

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    DescriptionA wildly picaresque new novel from Jonas Jonasson, the author of the internationally bestselling The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and DisappearedIn 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 Nombeko 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.

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    The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonas Jonasson, Translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 387
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 600 g
    ISBN 13: 9780062329127
    ISBN 10: 006232912X

    BIC subject category V2: FJ
    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    BISAC V2.8: FIC016000
    B&T Approval Code: A24325050
    DC22: 839.73/8
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC002000, FIC019000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PT9877.2.O537 A8213 2014
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: FB, FJ, FU
    Ecco Press
    Imprint name
    Ecco Press
    Publication date
    29 April 2014
    Review quote
    "A funny and improbable tale with characters from South Africa to Sweden demonstrates how even the most seemingly insignificant people can change the fate of the world."--Denver Post