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Malin Persson Giolito

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Swedish novelist Malin Persson Giolito's crime novel explores the complex factors involved in a school shooting at one of Stockholm's most prestigious secondary schools. Told entirely in the first-person by 18-year-old Maja Norberg, who stands accused of mass murder, the plot weaves Maja's introspective examination of the events surrounding the school shooting with the drama of her courtroom trial. The trial pits a prosecutor against a brilliant defense attorney who must win to save Maja.