The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and DisappearedLarge Print - 2012
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. On the eve of his 100th birthday, he climbs out the window of his nursing home and escapes in his slippers. Allan Karlsson will miss his big 100th birthday bash, but will be much happier diving into the unknown. The journey on which he embarks will certainly be hilarious and entirely unexpected, involving things like a suitcase stuffed with cash, some unpleasant criminals, a friendly hot-dog stand operator, and an elephant.
It would be the adventure of a lifetime for anyone else, but Allan has a larger-than-life history. He has not only witnessed some of the most important events of the twentieth century, but has played a key role in them. He's traveled the world and shared meals and more with people like Stalin, Churchill, Truman, Franco, and de Gaulle. Quirky and utterly unique, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared will charm readers everywhere.
Baker & Taylor
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. (general fiction).
Confined to a nursing home and about to turn one hundred, Allan Karlsson, who has a larger-than-life back story as an explosives expert, embarks on an adventure involving thugs, an elephant, and a hot dog stand operator.
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