Dunedin Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute

Book: The Prophet and the Idiot (July 2023)

By Jonas Jonasson

July 27, 2023

Sweden, late summer of 2011.  Self-taught astrophysicist Petra has calculated that the atmosphere will collapse on the 7th of September that year, around 21.20 to be precise, bringing about the end of times.

Armed with this terrible knowledge, Petra meets Johan, a master chef, and Agnes, a widow of seventy-five, who has made millions 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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