100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

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On his 100th birthday Allan Karlsson makes his escape from the old people’s home and embarks on an unlikely and momentous adventure.

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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.

Translated by Roy Bradbury.

Additional information

Weight 310 g
Dimensions 13 × 19.9 × 2.7 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

393

Language

English

Edition

|Reprint

Dewey

839.738 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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