100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, The, Jonasson, Jonas
Автор: Jonasson Jonas Название: Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden ISBN: 0007557906 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007557905 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 8980 T Наличие на складе: Есть Описание: As delightfully wry and witty as his bestselling debut, `The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared`, this is a tale of how one woman`s attempt to change her future ended up changing everything.
Автор: Jonasson Jonas Название: Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All ISBN: 0008152071 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780008152079 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 8960 T Наличие на складе: Есть Описание: A madcap new novel from the one-of-a-kind author of The Hundred-Year-Old
Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and The Girl Who Saved the King of
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO START AGAIN. AND AGAIN.
It’s always awkward when five thousand kronor goes missing. When it happens at a
certain grotty hotel in south Stockholm, it’s particularly awkward because the money
belongs to the hitman currently staying in room seven. Per Persson, the hotel receptionist,
just wants to mind his own business, and preferably not get murdered. Johanna
Kjellander, temporarily resident in room eight, is a priest without a vocation, and, as of last
week, without a parish. But right now she has two things at her disposal: an envelope
containing five thousand kronor, and an excellent idea . . .
Featuring one violent killer, two shrewd business brains and many crates of Moldovan red
wine, Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All is an outrageously zany story with as many
laughs as Jonasson’s multimillion-copy bestseller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who
Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared.
A reluctant centenarian much like Forrest Gump (if Gump were an explosives expert with a fondness for vodka) 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.
Автор: Jonasson Jonas, Willson-Broyles Rachel Название: Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All ISBN: 0062458175 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780062458179 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 12340 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание:
From the author of the international bestseller The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, a brilliant satirical novel set in modern Sweden--a story of idealism and fanaticism, gangsters and entrepreneurs, sensationalism and spirituality, that explores the values that matter in contemporary life.
In a former brothel turned low-rent hotel, the lives of three unusual strangers--a former female priest, recently fired from her church; the ruined grandson of an ex-millionaire working as a receptionist; and Killer-Anders, a murderer newly released from prison--accidently collide with darkly hilarious results.
Seeing a lucrative opportunity in Killer-Anders, the unlikely trio form an unusual new business. The Priest and The Receptionist will handle strategy and public relations, and coordinate Killer-Anders' "missions." Using the media's obsessive need for sensational, headline-making stories to advertise their talent's superb "skill," they quickly build a clientele of rich Swedish gangsters. Suddenly, they're making an altogether different kind of killing of their own.
But when Killer-Anders begins asking deeper questions about purpose and meaning, his curiosity leads him to an unexpected discovery: he finds Jesus. Desperate to save the money machine they've built, The Priest and The Receptionist devise an audacious plan utilizing Killer-Anders' newfound and decidedly fervent faith.
Mischievous yet big-hearted, filled with Jonas Jonasson's trenchant humor and delightful twists, Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All is a delightful comic adventure that reminds us it's never to late to start over--and to discover what truly matters.
Автор: Jonasson, Jonas Название: Girl Who Saved King Of Sweden ISBN: 0007557876 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007557875 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Цена: 12970 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Jonasson Jonas, Willson-Broyles Rachel Название: The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden ISBN: 0062329146 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780062329141 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 12340 T Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии. Описание:
A picaresque tale of how one person's actions can have far-reaching--even global--consequences, from the author of the bestselling novel The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
In a tiny shack in the largest township in South Africa, Nombeko Mayeki is born. Poor and orphaned, she quickly learns that the world expects her to die young. But Nombeko has grander plans. Little does this cunning and fearless girl know that soon she will steal a fortune in diamonds, outwit a mad scientist kidnapper, travel across the world, fall in with a pair of diabolical assassins, and ultimately save a king--and possibly the world.
Jonas Jonasson tackles issues ranging from the pervasiveness of racism to the dangers of absolute power in a charming and hilarious story. In the inimitable voice that has earned him legions of fans the world over, he gives us another rollicking tale of how even the smallest of decisions can ripple out into the world.
Автор: Jonasson, Jonas Название: Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden, The ISBN: 0062336126 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780062336125 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 10160 T Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Автор: Jonasson Jonas, Wilson-Broyles Rachel Название: The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden ISBN: 006232912X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780062329127 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 18870 T Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка. Описание:
Jonas Jonasson's picaresque tale of how one person's actions can have far-reaching even global consequences, written with the same light-hearted satirical voice as his bestselling debut novel, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.
On June 14th, 2007, the King and Prime Minister of Sweden went missing from a gala banquet at the Royal Castle. Later it was said that both had fallen ill: the truth is different. The real story starts much earlier, in 1961, with the birth of Nombeko Mayeki in a shack in Soweto. Nombeko was fated to grow up fast and die early in her poverty-stricken township. But Nombeko takes a different path. She finds work as a housecleaner and eventually makes her way up to the position of chief advisor, at the helm of one of the world's most secret projects.
Here is where the story merges with, then diverges from reality. South Africa developed six nuclear missiles in the 1980s, then voluntarily dismantled them in 1994. This is a story about the seventh missile . . . the one that was never supposed to have existed. Nombeko Mayeki knows too much about it, and now she's on the run from both the South African justice and the most terrifying secret service in the world. She ends up in Sweden, which has transformed into a nuclear nation, and the fate of the world now lies in Nombeko's hands."
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