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The Resource The girl who saved the King of Sweden, Jonas Jonasson ; translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles, (overdrive ebook)

The girl who saved the King of Sweden, Jonas Jonasson ; translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles, (overdrive ebook)

Label
The girl who saved the King of Sweden
Title
The girl who saved the King of Sweden
Statement of responsibility
Jonas Jonasson ; translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles
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Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
A wildly picaresque new novel from Jonas Jonasson, the author of the internationally bestselling The 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 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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Summary
Nombeko Mayeki, who has risen out of poverty to become 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
Storyline
Tone
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10301611
Cataloging source
RECBK
Dewey number
839.73/8
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
The girl who saved the King of Sweden, Jonas Jonasson ; translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles, (overdrive ebook)
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http://ohdbks.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=542A24C5-B0D5-43B2-884D-221D6064730B
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unknown
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multicolored
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ocm877886636
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unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780062329134
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(electronic bk.)
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unknown
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542a24c5-b0d5-43b2-884d-221d6064730b
Publisher number
EB00266676
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)877886636
Label
The girl who saved the King of Sweden, Jonas Jonasson ; translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles, (overdrive ebook)
Link
http://ohdbks.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=542A24C5-B0D5-43B2-884D-221D6064730B
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm877886636
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062329134
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
542a24c5-b0d5-43b2-884d-221d6064730b
Publisher number
EB00266676
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)877886636

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