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The Resource The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared, Jonas Jonasson ; translated from the Swedish by Rod Bradbury

The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared, Jonas Jonasson ; translated from the Swedish by Rod Bradbury

Label
The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared
Title
The 100-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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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
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
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Summary
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10143821
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jonasson, Jonas
Dewey number
839.73/8
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Swedish
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bradbury, Rod
  • Jonasson, Jonas
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True
Series statement
100 year old man novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Centenarians
  • Explosives
  • Older people
Target audience
adult
Label
The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared, Jonas Jonasson ; translated from the Swedish by Rod Bradbury
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
519 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781611735949
Isbn Type
(hbk. : lg. print)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)820308736
  • ocn820308736
  • OCoLC
Label
The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared, Jonas Jonasson ; translated from the Swedish by Rod Bradbury
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
519 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781611735949
Isbn Type
(hbk. : lg. print)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)820308736
  • ocn820308736
  • OCoLC

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