The beloved author of The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared returns with an enchanting adventure that skewers the greed and hypocrisy that dominates our time and holds lessons about what’s truly important in life.
Meet Ole Mbatian Jr., a Maasai warrior; Kevin, his sort-of-son; Jenny, a wronged and penniless ex-wife; and Hugo, an unscrupulous Stockholm ad-man whose company specializes in revenge services.
As Jenny and Kevin seek revenge against the gallery owner who has wronged them, this madcap, funny and philosophical novel takes off on a madcap journey that spans five continents and whirls around a colorful cast of characters, including a goat called Molly and the Pope.
As he’s done in his previous novels, Jonas Jonasson acts as a travel guide through time, drops in a few lessons on colonialism and art history, and pokes fun at capitalism and the artworld, with plenty of laughs along the way.
Translated from the Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles