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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
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
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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DLC
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1961-
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Jonasson, Jonas
Dewey number
839.73/8
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Swedish
LC call number
PT9877.2.O537
LC item number
H8513 2012
Literary form
fiction
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Bradbury, Rod
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older people
  • Nursing homes
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Explosives
  • Twentieth century
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9781843913870
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012016448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn778416495
  • (OCoLC)778416495
  • 1839522
  • 2341381
  • 3223158
Label
The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared, Jonas Jonasson ; translated from the Swedish by Rod Bradbury
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9781843913870
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012016448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn778416495
  • (OCoLC)778416495
  • 1839522
  • 2341381
  • 3223158

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