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

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

Jonas Jonasson

Published
ISBN : 9781843913870
Paperback
396 pages
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It all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old peoples 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, asMoreIt all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old peoples 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 Allans 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.