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The extraordinary journey of the fakir who got trapped in an IKEA wardrobe: A Novel

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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 fakir--a professional con artist--arrives 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 retailer--the 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 friends--from movie stars to illegal immigrants--in 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 Pu#65533;rtolas has crafted an unforgettable comic romp around Europe that is propelled by laughter, love, and, ultimately, redemption. (Meatballs not included but highly recommended.)

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subject_facetEast Indians -- Europe -- Fiction
Humorous fiction
title_displayThe extraordinary journey of the fakir who got trapped in an IKEA wardrobe
title_fullThe Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe A Novel
The extraordinary journey of the fakir who got trapped in an IKEA wardrobe / Romain Puértolas ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor
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Humor (Fiction)
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