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Title:  The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
Binding:  Paperback
Author:  Jonas Jonasson
Publisher: Abacus
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0349141800
ISBN-13: 9780349141800

Product Dimensions: 
7.8 x 1.1 x 5.1 inches
Category(ies) :  Fiction
Shipping weights:  12 ounce
Price: RMB135.00
Reading level : 
BookDescription
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.

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About the Author
Jonas Jonasson is the author of the novel The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, which has sold more than eight million copies worldwide. He was a journalist for many years, then became a media consultant and later the founder of a sporting events production company for Swedish television. After selling his company, he moved abroad to work on his first novel. Jonasson now lives with his son on the Swedish island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea.

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