The Hundred-year-old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window Who Disappeared

The Hundred-year-old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window Who Disappeared

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Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, Allan Karlsson is waiting for a party he doesn't want to begin. His one-hundredth birthday party to be precise. The Mayor will be there. The press will be there. But, as it turns out, Allan will not . . . Escaping (in his slippers) through his bedroom window, into the flowerbed, Allan 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, Allan's earlier life is revealed. A life in which - remarkably - he played a key role behind the scenes in some of the momentous events of the twentieth more

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 112 x 176 x 34mm | 300g
  • Hesperus Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1843913879
  • 9781843913870
  • 3,208

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'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, Italyshow more

About Jonas Jonasson

Jonas Jonasson was born in Sweden in 1962. He has a professional background as a journalist and media consulter. 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 more

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