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The hundred-year-old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared

By: Jonasson, Jonas Bradbury, Roy(Translated by)

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0349141800 / 9780349141800
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09/07/2015
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United Kingdom
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20 cm 393 pages
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Reprint. Originally published: New York: Hyperion, 2012.

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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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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