- ASIN : 0349141800
- Publisher : Abacus (28 October 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780349141800
- ISBN-13 : 978-0349141800
- Item Weight : 310 g
- Dimensions : 19.9 x 2.7 x 13 cm
THE GLOBAL BESTSELLER
Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, Allan Karlsson is waiting for a party he doesn't want to begin. His one-hundredth birthday 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 his bedroom window, into the 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, Allan's 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.
Translated by Roy Bradbury.