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The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden

A Novel
Jonasson, Jonas (Book - 2014)
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The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden
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"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. Nombeko Mayeki, a chief adviser at the helm of one of the world's most secret projects in South Africa, holds the fate of the world in her hands when she discovers a nuclear missile that was supposed to have been dismantled.
Authors: Jonasson, Jonas, 1961-
Title: The girl who saved the King of Sweden
a novel
Publisher: New York : Ecco Press, 2014.
Edition: First Edition.
Characteristics: 387 pages ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: "Originally published in Sweden as Analfabeten som kunde räkna by Piratforlaget in 2013."--Title page verso.
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.
Nombeko Mayeki, a chief adviser at the helm of one of the world's most secret projects in South Africa, holds the fate of the world in her hands when she discovers a nuclear missile that was supposed to have been dismantled.
Local Note: 6 15 16 17 18 29 35 80 109 118 133 148 149 151 152 182 198 203 216 243 250 264
Additional Contributors: Willson-Broyles, Rachel
ISBN: 006232912X
9780062329127
Statement of Responsibility: Jonas Jonasson ; translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles
Subject Headings: Sweden Kings and rulers Fiction. Secret service Sweden Fiction. Twins Fiction. Nuclear weapons Fiction. South Africans Sweden Fiction.
Genre/Form: Humorous fiction.
Topical Term: Secret service
Twins
Nuclear weapons
South Africans
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