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

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A truly crazy scenario, a modern fairy tale with a conman, a very clever illusionist, our ‘hero’. Armed with a 100 euro note (printed on one side only) Fakir flies from India to Paris, falls in love, becomes humble, befriends an illegal immigrant, ends up in Rome and makes a fortune! Wow. In between we laugh and cry, as our mad guide takes us from one improbable situation to another. We meet some extraordinary people, hear some harrowing tales and end up being rescued from a falling hot air balloon. A light-hearted, fun read with a serious undertone. Highly enjoyable.

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Synopsis

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

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...


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Reviews

'Full of quirky charm... Delightful' -- Kate Saunders The Times

'A madcap romantic adventure... Blessed with an energetic bonhomie that's thoroughly endearing' -- Chris Hall Mail on Sunday

'This summer's must-read novel...quirky, hilarious, elegantly-written' -- Angela Levin The Telegraph

'A laugh-out-loud funny debut novel that is as bonkers as the title suggests' Candis Magazine

'A genuinely funny novel' Vogue

About the Author

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.

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Publication date

8th January 2015

Author

Romain Puertolas

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Publisher

Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099592952

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