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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Hachette Books
Publication date September 11, 2012
Pages 384
Binding Paperback
Edition Original
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781401324643
ISBN-10 1401324649
Dimensions 1.25 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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The international publishing sensation--over two million copies sold

A 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 and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and 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 to 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 and travels the world, sharing meals and more with everyone from Stalin, Churchill, and Truman to Mao, Franco, and de Gaulle. Quirky and utterly unique, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared has charmed readers across the world.

Jonas Jonasson is a former journalist and media consultant. He lives in Sweden.



Editions
Hardcover
Int edition from Hyperion (September 24, 2013)
9780786891450 | details & prices | 400 pages | List price $9.00
Paperback
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Original edition from Hachette Books (September 11, 2012)
9781401324643 | details & prices | 384 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $16.00
About: The international publishing sensation--over two million copies sold A 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.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781620643099
 
With Steven Crossley (other contributor), Rod Bradbury (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Audiogo (May 14, 2013)
9781620643099 | details & prices | 5.00 × 6.00 × 1.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $29.95
About: After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop.
Library
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With Rod Bradbury (other contributor) | Large print edition from Center Point Pub (December 1, 2012)
9781611735949 | details & prices | 519 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $36.95
About: After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop.

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