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The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

Jonasson, JonasBradbury, Roy(Translated by)
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THE GLOBAL BESTSELLER 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 century. Translated by Roy Bradbury.

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Abacus
0349141800 / 9780349141800
Paperback / softback
839.738
09/07/2015
United Kingdom
English
General
393 pages
20 cm
Reprint. Originally published: New York: Hyperion, 2012.