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    DescriptionIt all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, he is waiting for the party he-never-wanted-anyway to begin. The mayor is going to be there. The press is going to be there. But, as it turns out, Allan is not...Slowly but surely Allan climbs out of his bedroom window, into the flowerbed (in his slippers) and makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several murders, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, we learn something of Allan's earlier life in which - remarkably - he helped to make the atom bomb, became friends with American presidents, Russian tyrants, and Chinese leaders, and was a participant behind the scenes in many key events of the twentieth century. Already a huge bestseller across Europe, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared is a fun, feel-good book for all ages.


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    Title
    The Hundred-year-old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window Who Disappeared
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonas Jonasson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 396
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 291 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781843913870
    ISBN 10: 1843913879
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGM1010
    BIC subject category V2: FYT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: SCHW6910
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Publisher
    Hesperus Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Hesperus Press Ltd
    Publication date
    07 December 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jonas Jonasson was born in Sweden in 1962. He has a professional background as a journalist and media consultant. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared is his first novel which Jonasson describes as 'An intelligent, very stupid book'. He is currently working on his second.
    Review quote
    'Completely crazy, an incredibly funny story' Aftonbladet, Sweden 'Swedish black comic novel that reads like a road trip with Forrest Gump at the wheel' NU, Netherlands 'First rate' Der Spiegel, Germany 'Dynamite comedy' Le Figaro, France 'Hilarious - a publishing phenomenon' Corriere della Sera, Italy