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

By: Jonasson, Jonas.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Sweden Abacus 2009Description: 393 p.ISBN: 9780349141800.Subject(s): Bookclub collection | Swedish fiction - Translations into English | Humorous storiesDDC classification: 839.738 Summary: 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. https://www.littlebrown.co.uk/titles/jonas-jonasson/the-hundred-year-old-man-who-climbed-out-of-the-window-and-disappeared/9780349141800/
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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 century.

https://www.littlebrown.co.uk/titles/jonas-jonasson/the-hundred-year-old-man-who-climbed-out-of-the-window-and-disappeared/9780349141800/

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