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

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It all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly
in his room in an old people’s 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 Allan’s 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.

Translated by Rod Bradbury.

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