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The prophet and the idiot / Jonas Jonasson ; translated from the Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles.

Jonasson, Jonas, 1961- (author.). Willson-Broyles, Rachel, (translator.). Jonasson, Jonas, 1961- translation of: Profeten och idioten. English. (Added Author).


Sweden, late summer of 2011. Self-taught astrophysicist Petra has calculated that the atmosphere will collapse on the 21st of September that year, around 21.20 to be more precise, bringing about the end of times. Armed with this terrible knowledge, Petra meets Johan, a domesday prophet, and Agnes, a widow of 75 who has made bank living a double life on social media as a young influencer. Together, the trio race through Europe as they plan to make the most out of the time they have left, in more ways than one. But of course, things rarely go to plan, even the end of the world.

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  • ISBN: 9781443471060 (trade paperback)
  • Physical Description: viii, 434 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Canadian edition.
  • Publisher: Toronto, ON : HarperCollins Publishers, 2024.

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Language Note:
Translated from the Swedish.
Subject: Astrophysicists > Fiction.
Automobile travel > Fiction.
Automobile travel > Europe > Fiction.
Caravans > Fiction.
End of the world > Fiction.
Internet personalities > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Prophecies > Fiction.
Prophets > Fiction.
Travel > Fiction.
Genre: Humorous fiction.
Black humor.
Road fiction.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at South Central Regional Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Morden Library F Jon (Text) 35864003014691 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2024-06-28

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