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    DescriptionThe international publishing sensation--over six million copies sold worldwide! A reluctant centenarian much like Forrest Gump (if Gump were an explosives expert with a fondness for vodka) decides it's not too late to start over . . . After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some unpleasant criminals, a friendly hot-dog stand operator, and an elephant (not to mention a death by elephant). It would be the adventure of a lifetime for anyone else, but Allan has a larger-than-life backstory: Not only has he witnessed some of the most important events of the twentieth century, but he has actually played a key role in them. Starting out in munitions as a boy, he somehow finds himself involved in many of the key explosions of the twentieth century and travels the world, sharing meals and more with everyone from Stalin, Churchill, and Truman to Mao, Franco, and de Gaulle. Quirky and utterly unique, " The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared" has charmed readers across the world.


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    Title
    The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonas Jonasson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781401324643
    ISBN 10: 1401324649
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FV, FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: FT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 71
    BISAC V2.8: FIC016000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 28
    DC21: 839.738
    B&T Approval Code: A24325050
    DC22: 839.73/8
    Libri: SCHW6910
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC008000
    LC classification: PT9877.2.O537 H8513 2012
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/DIXNAS
    Thema V1.0: FB, FV, FU, FT
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Hyperion
    Imprint name
    Hyperion
    Publication date
    09 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Jonas Jonasson is a former journalist and media consultant. He lives in Sweden.
    Review quote
    "Imaginative, laugh-out-loud . . . a brilliant satire on the foibles of mankind." "The Telegraph""