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The Resource The girl who saved the King of Sweden : a novel, Jonas Jonasson ; translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles

The girl who saved the King of Sweden : a novel, Jonas Jonasson ; translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles

Label
The girl who saved the King of Sweden : a novel
Title
The girl who saved the King of Sweden
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jonas Jonasson ; translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles
Title variation
Illiterate Who Could Count
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
"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 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"--from publisher's web site
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
839.738
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT9877.2.O537
LC item number
A8213 2014
Literary form
novels
Label
The girl who saved the King of Sweden : a novel, Jonas Jonasson ; translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Sweden as Analfabeten som kunde räkna by Piratforlaget in 2013."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
387 pages
Isbn
9780062329141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocn859586132
Label
The girl who saved the King of Sweden : a novel, Jonas Jonasson ; translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Sweden as Analfabeten som kunde räkna by Piratforlaget in 2013."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
387 pages
Isbn
9780062329141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocn859586132

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