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

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The One Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Title
The One Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Statement of responsibility
Jonas Jonasson ; translated from the Swedish by Rod Bradbury
Title variation
One hundred year old man who climbed out the window and disappeared
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After a long and eventful life Allan Karlsson is moved to a nursing home to await the inevitable. But his health refuses to fail and as his 100th birthday looms a huge party is planned. Allan wants no part of it and decides to climb out the window... Charming and funny; a European publishing phenomenon.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.The One Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is a charming, warm and funny novel, beautifully woven with history and politics
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Confined to a nursing home and about to turn 100, Allan Karlsson, who has a larger-than-life back story as an explosives expert, climbs out of the window in his slippers and embarks on an unforgettable adventure involving thugs, a murderous elephant and a very friendly hot dog stand operator
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10143821
Cataloging source
DLC
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1961-
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Jonasson, Jonas
Dewey number
839.738
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Bradbury, Rod
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True
Series statement
100 year old man novels
Series volume
0001
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The One Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:3b091b9a-a271-48fa-aff5-79904ec62ea4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742699806
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The One Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3b091b9a-a271-48fa-aff5-79904ec62ea4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742699806
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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