Author(s): Jonas Jonasson
After a long and eventful life Allan Karlsson is moved to a nursing home to await the inevitable. But his health refuses to fail and as his 100th birthday looms a huge party is planned. Allan wants no part of it and decides to climb out the window. Charming and funny; a European publishing phenomenon.
Jonas Jonasson has created a wickedly fun story about a man who manages to escape out of the window of his nursing home, going on the run with an increasing number of people and a suitcase of money that was being held by an unlucky low-level mobster. As the story continues the reader finds that Allan Karlsson has lead a remarkable life, rubbing shoulders with Stalin and Kim Jong-il and others. The story flicks back and forth between the present and the past but you never feel lost and you certainly never feel bored. ->CAROLINE
Jonas Jonasson was born in Sweden in 1962. A former journalist and media consultant, he is now writing his second novel.