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The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

(2012)
(The first book in the Hundred-Year-Old Man series)
A novel by

 
 
A larger-than-life old man with a fondness for vodka goes on an unexpected adventure in this whimsical novel -- perfect for fans of Forrest Gump and A Man Called Ove.
The international publishing sensation -- more than six million copies sold worldwide!
A reluctant centenarian much like Forrest Gump (if Gump were an explosives expert) 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. Quirky and utterly unique, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared has charmed readers across the world.

Genre: General Fiction

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November 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
Author(s): Jonas Jonasson
ISBN: 1-84391-572-3 / 978-1-84391-572-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Nova
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December 2012 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Author(s): Jonas Jonasson
ISBN: 1-61173-594-7 / 978-1-61173-594-9 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

August 2018 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man: A Novel
Author(s): Jonas Jonasson, Rachel Willson-Broyles
ISBN: 1-4434-5555-5 / 978-1-4434-5555-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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June 2016 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
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Title: 100-Year Old Man
Author(s): Jonas Jonasson
ISBN: 1-4434-5044-8 / 978-1-4434-5044-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
Author(s): Jonas Jonasson
ISBN: 0-349-14180-0 / 978-0-349-14180-0 (UK edition)
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June 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
Author(s): Jonas Jonasson
ISBN: 1-84391-482-4 / 978-1-84391-482-2 (UK edition)
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2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hundred-year-old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared (Export Edition)
Author(s): Jonas Jonasson
ISBN: 1-84391-483-2 / 978-1-84391-483-9 (UK edition)
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December 2013 : Perfect Paperback
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Title: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
Author(s): Jonas Jonasson
ISBN: 8087888669 / 978-8087888667
Publisher: Important Books
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September 2013 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Author(s): Jonas Jonasson
ISBN: 0-7868-9145-9 / 978-0-7868-9145-0 (USA edition)
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September 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Author(s): Jonas Jonasson
ISBN: 1-4013-2464-9 / 978-1-4013-2464-3 (USA edition)
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August 2012 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared
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ISBN: 1-4434-1910-9 / 978-1-4434-1910-9 (Canada edition)
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July 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
Author(s): Jonas Jonasson
ISBN: 1-84391-372-0 / 978-1-84391-372-6 (UK edition)
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July 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
Author(s): Jonas Jonasson
ISBN: 1-84391-387-9 / 978-1-84391-387-0 (UK edition)
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August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared, The
Author(s): Jonas Jonasson
ISBN: 1-72132-099-7 / 978-1-72132-099-8
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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May 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Author(s): Jonas Jonasson
ISBN: 1-62064-309-X / 978-1-62064-309-9 (USA edition)
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January 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared Lib/E
Author(s): Jonas Jonasson
ISBN: 0-7927-9332-3 / 978-0-7927-9332-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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September 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
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September 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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August 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
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August 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Kindle Editions

August 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man: A Novel
Author(s): Jonas Jonasson, Rachel Willson-Broyles
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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July 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
Author(s): Jonas Jonasson
Publisher: Abacus
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September 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Author(s): Jonas Jonasson
Publisher: Hachette Books
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August 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared: A Novel
Author(s): Jonas Jonasson
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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