The girl who saved the King of Sweden / Jonas Jonasson ; translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles.

By: Jonasson, Jonas, 1961- [author.]
Contributor(s): Willson-Broyles, Rachel [translator.]
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: Swedish Description: 421 pages ; 24 cmISBN: 9780007557899 Subject(s): South Africans -- Sweden -- Fiction | Nuclear weapons -- Fiction | Twins -- Fiction | Sweden -- Kings and rulers -- FictionDDC classification: 839.738 Summary: This is a tale of how one young woman's attempt to change her future ends up changing everything. On 14th June 2007, the King of Sweden disappears. In 1994 South Africa dismantles six missiles, developed during its brief nuclear weapons programme. In 1961 Nombeko Mayeki is born in a Soweto shack. Seemingly destined for a life nasty, brutish and short, her path takes an entirely unpredictable turn. Because really this story is all about the seventh South African missile - the one that was never supposed to have existed. The one that Nombeko knows far too much about. So now she's on the run and running into twins who are officially one person, a Vietnam vet and a potato-loving Baroness. But the fate of the King of Sweden, and indeed the world, will remain on her shoulders alone.
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Originally published in Sweden as Analfabeten som kunde rakna by Piratforlaget in 2013.

This is a tale of how one young woman's attempt to change her future ends up changing everything. On 14th June 2007, the King of Sweden disappears. In 1994 South Africa dismantles six missiles, developed during its brief nuclear weapons programme. In 1961 Nombeko Mayeki is born in a Soweto shack. Seemingly destined for a life nasty, brutish and short, her path takes an entirely unpredictable turn. Because really this story is all about the seventh South African missile - the one that was never supposed to have existed. The one that Nombeko knows far too much about. So now she's on the run and running into twins who are officially one person, a Vietnam vet and a potato-loving Baroness. But the fate of the King of Sweden, and indeed the world, will remain on her shoulders alone.

Translated from the Swedish.

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