The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared-9780349141800

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

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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.



Published 01/07/2015 (Abacus) in United Kingdom
Paperback | 400 pages