September Read – The Hundred Year Old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared – By Jonas Jonasson

Sitting quietly in his room in an old persons home, Allan Karlsson is waiting for a party he doesn’t want to begin. His ne hundredth party to be precise. The mayor will be there, the press will be there. But as it turns out, Allan will not….

Escaping (in his slippers) through the bedroom, into a flowerbed, Allan makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several murders, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, Allans earlier life is revealed. A life in which – remarkably – he played a key role behind the scenes in some of the momentous events of the twentieth century.

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