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

by Romain Puertolas

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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

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 Press 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

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ISBN: 9780099592952
Publication date: 08/01/2015
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099592952
Publication date: 8th January 2015
Author: Romain Puertolas
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Romain Puertolas

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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