The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared Paperback
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 09/07/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780349141800