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The international publishing sensation--over two million copies soldA reluctant centenarian much like Forrest Gump (if Gump were an explosives expert with a fondness for vodka) decides it"s not too late to start over...After a long & eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it khổng lồ be his last stop. The only problem is that he"s still in good health, và in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn"t interested (and he"d lượt thích a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides khổng lồ escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers & embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some unpleasant criminals, a friendly hot-dog stand operator, and an elephant (not lớn mention a death by elephant).It would be the adventure of a lifetime for anyone else, but Allan has a larger-than-life backstory: Not only has he witnessed some of the most important events of the twentieth century, but he has actually played a key role in them. Starting out in munitions as a boy, he somehow finds himself involved in many of the key explosions of the twentieth century & travels the world, sharing meals and more with everyone from Stalin, Churchill, và Truman to Mao, Franco, and de Gaulle. Quirky và utterly unique, " The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window & Disappeared" has charmed readers across the world.Jonas Jonasson is a former journalist and truyền thông consultant. He lives in Sweden.Praise for The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared " silly và wonderful novel. will just keep readers amused almost non-stop, and that"s a feat few writers achieve. A great cure for the blues, especially for anyone who might feel bad about growing older."--"Kirkus Reviews," Starred" laugh-out-loud debut . . . Historical figures lượt thích Mao"s third wife, Vice President Truman, và Stalin appear, to lớn great comic effect. Other characters--most notably Albert Einstein"s hapless half-brother--are cleverly spun into the raucous yarn, and all help drive this gentle lampoon of procedurals và thrillers."--"Publishers Weekly," Starred"Eccentric, unusual and far-fetched in the best possible way."--"The Bookseller""Scandi-crime"s signature darkness is here dispelled by Allan Karlsson, the eponymous centenarian, who with unlikely sprightliness hops out of the window of his old people"s trang chủ one afternoon . . . Fast-moving and relentlessly sunny . . . Like Allan, the plot is pleasingly nimble và the book"s endearing charm offers a happy alternative to lớn the more familiar Nordic noir."--"The Guardian ""Imaginative, laugh-out-loud . . . A brilliant satire on the foibles of mankind."--"The Telegraph""A mordantly funny và loopily freewheeling debut novel about ageing disgracefully."--"The Sunday Times"" witty caper. ***1/2"--"People""The anti-"Girl With the rồng Tattoo" . . . Jonasson"s lighthearted novel shows the softer side of Sweden. . .

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. Hilarious."--"Marie Claire""This quirky novel is a sly, satirical look back at international relations in the 20th century through the eyes of an old man who has seen it all."--"Library Journal"