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The girl who saved the King of Sweden : a novel

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  • 25 of 27 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Terrace Public Library.

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Terrace Public Library JON (Text) 35151000507764 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062329127 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 9781443431590 (trade pbk.) :
  • Physical Description: print
    387 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ecco Press ; 2014.
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 4 / 5.0

Content descriptions

General Note: Translation of: Analfabeten som kunde rakna.
Translated from the Swedish.
Summary, etc.: "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 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.
Language Note:
Translated from the Swedish.
Subject: South Africans -- Sweden -- Fiction
Nuclear weapons -- Fiction
Twins -- Fiction
Sweden -- Kings and rulers -- Fiction
Genre: Swedish fiction > Translations into English.
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