Chapter 21 Summary

Maundy Thursday, March 24–Monday, April 4

Salander spends the week after the murders sequestered in her apartment. She is astonished at what she sees on the television. Her passport photo makes her look stupid, and she realizes she has become one of the most famous and infamous people in the country. She is appalled that so much of her documented past now seems accessible to anyone who asks for it. One particular report “awakens buried memories.” She was arrested for assault, for kicking a passenger in the face, at a train station.

An unemployed former athlete, Karl Evert Norgren, sexually assaulted her on the train, and she defended herself with considerable force. She was arrested when she...

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