Romain Puertolas - Author

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ROMAIN PUERTOLAS was born 39 years ago in Montpellier. He wrote The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe on his mobile phone whilst working as a French border guard. Romain has previously worked as a cleaner at the Brighton Palace Pier, where he learnt how to say 'Don't lean on the slot machine' without a French accent. This is his first novel.

Featured books by Romain Puertolas

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe

Author: Romain Puertolas Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/01/2015

Armed only with a counterfeit 100-Euro note, Ajatashatru the fakir arrives in Paris. His mission? To acquire a splendid new bed of nails. His destination? IKEA. Once there he finds an obliging wardrobe in which to lay his head, only to discover on waking that he is locked in and headed for England in the back of a truck. So begins a magnificent adventure for the intrepid fakir as he travels to Italy in a suitcase, writes a novel on a shirt, flees a revenge-crazed taxi driver, flies to Libya in a hot air balloon and finds love in the unlikeliest of places...

Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe

Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe

Author: Romain Puertolas Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2014

One day a fakir leaves his small village in India and lands in Paris. A professional con artist, the fakir is on a pilgrimage to IKEA, where he intends to obtain an object he covets above all others: a brand new bed of nails. Without adequate Euros in the pockets of his silk trousers, the fakir is all the same confident that his counterfeit 100-Euro note (printed on one side only) and his usual bag of tricks will suffice. But when a swindled cab driver seeks his murderous revenge, the fakir accidentally embarks on a European tour, fatefully beginning in the wardrobe of the iconic Swedish retailer. As his journey progresses in the most unpredictable of ways, the fakir finds unlikely friends in even unlikelier places. To his surprise - and to a Bollywood beat - the stirrings of love well up in the heart of our unlikely hero, even as his adventures lead to profound and moving questions of the perils of emigration and the universal desire to seek a better life in an often dangerous world.

Other books by Romain Puertolas

Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe

Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe

Author: Romain Puertolas Format: eBook Release Date: 27/01/2015

A charmingly exuberant comic debut from an exciting new literary voice, and a ';quirky, hilarious, elegantly written farce' (The Daily Telegraph), The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe is the globetrotting story of a trickster from rural India and his adventure of a lifetime.When the fakira professional con artistarrives in Paris, he has just one goal: to get to Ikea. Armed with only a counterfeit hundred-euro note in the pocket of his silk trousers, he is confident that he has all he needs to thrive. But his plan goes horribly awry when he hides inside a wardrobe at the iconic Swedish retailerthe first in a series of accidents that will send him on a whirlwind tour across Europe. Pursued across the continent by a swindled taxi driver dead set on revenge, our fakir soon finds unlikely friendsfrom movie stars to illegal immigrantsin even unlikelier places. And, much to his own surprise, his heart begins to open to those around him as he comes to understand the universal desire to seek a better life in an often dangerous world.Channeling the manic energy of the Marx Brothers and the biting social commentary of Candide, Romain Puertolas has crafted an unforgettable comic romp around Europe that is propelled by laughter, love, and, ultimately, redemption. (Meatballs not included but highly recommended.)

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe

Author: Romain Puertolas Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/01/2015

Armed only with a counterfeit 100-Euro note, Ajatashatru the fakir arrives in Paris. His mission? To acquire a splendid new bed of nails. His destination? IKEA. Once there he finds an obliging wardrobe in which to lay his head, only to discover on waking that he is locked in and headed for England in the back of a truck. So begins a magnificent adventure for the intrepid fakir as he travels to Italy in a suitcase, writes a novel on a shirt, flees a revenge-crazed taxi driver, flies to Libya in a hot air balloon and finds love in the unlikeliest of places...

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe

Author: Romain Puertolas Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Armed only with a counterfeit 100-Euro note, Ajatashatru the fakir, renowned conjurer and trickster, lands in Paris. His mission? To acquire a splendid new bed of nails. His destination? IKEA. And there he decides to stay, finding an obliging wardrobe in which to lay his head. Only when he emerges from his slumber does he discover that he is locked in, unable to free himself and heading for England in the back of a truck. So begins a magnificent and bizarre adventure for the intrepid fakir. Even while he flees the revenge-crazed taxi driver whom he conned on his arrival, and falls further in love with Marie Riviere, the Parisian beauty whom he tricked into lunching with him, he finds time to befriend a group of Sudanese immigrants, travel to Italy in a suitcase, write a novel on a shirt, and fly to Libya in a hot air balloon. Witty, moving, surprising and joyful, this novel reminds us that heroism abounds, and is to be found in the most unlikely of places.

L'extraordinaire voyage du fakir qui etait reste coince dans une armoire IKEA

L'extraordinaire voyage du fakir qui etait reste coince dans une armoire IKEA

Author: Romain Puertolas Format: eBook Release Date: 28/07/2014

;Neveroyatnye priklyucheniya fakira, zapertogo v shkafu IKEA;, dublirovannye iskrometnoj lyubovnoj istoriej, obernulis' dlya Romena Puehrtolasa neveroyatnym uspekhom, dostojnym geroev volshebnyh skazok. Pervyj roman nikomu ne izvestnogo lejtenanta policii razoshelsya tirazhom 300 000 ehkzemplyarov, a prava na perevod byli prodany v 36 stran. Teper' prishel chered dlya russkogo chitatelya vsled za nezadachlivym fakirom, pol'stivshimsya na krovat' s 15 tysyachami gvozdej, otpravit'sya v tur po Evrope, uznat', chem pahnut granicy i chto lezhit v chemodane prelestnoj Sofi Morso.

Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe

Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe

Author: Romain Puertolas Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

For readers of The One-Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, a funny, charming, feel-good story about a fake fakir from India who arrives in France to shop at IKEA and unwittingly embarks on a European tour like no other.One day a fakir leaves his small village in India and lands in Paris. A professional con artist, the fakir is on a pilgrimage to IKEA, where he intends to obtain an object he covets above all others: a brand new bed of nails. Without adequate Euros in the pockets of his silk trousers, the fakir is all the same confident that his counterfeit 100-Euro note (printed on one side only) and his usual bag of tricks will suffice. But when a swindled cab driver seeks his murderous revenge, the fakir accidentally embarks on a European tour, fatefully beginning in a wardrobe of the iconic Swedish retailer.As his journey progresses in the most unpredictable of ways, the fakir finds unlikely friends in even unlikelier places. To his surprise the stirrings of love well up in the heart of our hero, even as his adventures lead to profound and moving questions of the perils of emigration and the universal desire to seek a better life in an often dangerous world.The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Was Trapped in an IKEA Wardrobe is a hilarious tale that evokes the manic energy of a Marx Brothers romp witha dose of incisive social commentary. Take an unforgettable tour of Europe propelled by laughter, love and redemption.

Die unglaubliche Reise des Fakirs, der in einem Ikea-Schrank feststeckte

Die unglaubliche Reise des Fakirs, der in einem Ikea-Schrank feststeckte

Author: Romain Puertolas Format: eBook Release Date: 24/04/2014

Der internationale Bestseller aus Frankreich!Aya, charmanter Hochstapler in Turban und Seide, reist eines Tages aus seinem kleinen indischen Dorf nach Paris. Er mochte dort das Objekt seiner Begierde erstehen: ein brandneues Nagelbett von Ikea. Kaum angekommen und mit nichts als einem falschen Hundert-Euro-Schein in der Tasche, nistet er sich uber Nacht in einer Ikea-Filiale ein. Prompt gerat er in einem Schrank auf eine turbulente Reise quer durch Europa, die seinen Blick auf die Welt fur immer verandern wird...

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