april, 2017

thu27apr6:45 PM7:45 PMSoutheast Book Club: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared6:45 PM - 7:45 PM Southeast Branch

Event Details

Join other readers in a discussion of Jonas Jonasson’s The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. New members are always invited to attend our casual conversations.

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, we learn something of Allan’s earlier life in which – remarkably – he helped to make the atom bomb, became friends with American presidents, Russian tyrants, and Chinese leaders, and was involved behind the scenes in many key events of the twentieth century.

Time

(Thursday) 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Location

Southeast Branch

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