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

Author: Jonas Jonasson

Price: $9.00

ISBN: 9781843913726

Publisher: Hesperus Press Limited

Year published: 2009

Paperback or Hardcover: Paperback

Condition: Very good condition

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

  • 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 a suitcase full of cash, a few thugs, a very friendly hot-dog stand operator, a few deaths, an elephant 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.

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