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

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe - Romain Puertolas
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Title: The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe

Author:  Romain Puértolas

ISBN:  9781846558405

Weight:  742g

Lined, dated and signed first edition, first printing

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

A number one international bestseller – 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 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.

Peer & Press Reviews

A madcap romantic adventure…  Blessed with an energetic bonhomie that’s thoroughly endearing.

Chris Hall, Mail on Sunday

A laugh-out-loud funny debut novel that is as bonkers as the title suggests.

Candis Magazine

Fast-paced comedy with a serious side…  Highly entertaining.

Sarah Gilmartin, Irish Times

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe
Author:
Translator: Sam Taylor
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Overall condition: Fine / Very fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed: On the verso (the reverse) side of the half title page
Lined: To an extraordinary person, [no dedication name]
Dated: 06.20.2014 [prepublication, international date format - MM/DD/YYYY]
Book Stats
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Imprint: Harvill Secker
Media adaptation: Brio Films and Vamonos Films are to produce the film of the book from a screenplay written by the author, Romain Puértolas.  Marjane Satrapi and Ken Scott will co-direct while Dhanush (stage name of Venkatesh Prabhu) will play the lead character, Aja.  Other starring names include Uma Thurman and Alexandra Daddario.  The film should go on general release in the USA in 2017.
Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9781846558405
ISBN 10: 1846558409
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 310
Size (h x w x d): 221 x 152 x 34mm
Design Credits
Author photo: Eric Clement
Jacket design: gray318

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