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

Book - 2015 | First United States edition
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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.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015
Edition: First United States edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780385352956
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 301 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Taylor, Sam 1970-- Translator


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Jun 29, 2016

Funny, quirky, fast read and has a good message.

Jul 05, 2015

A thoroughly enjoyable romp. Takes into account our foibles as humans, our prejudices and inherent love of a good scamp.

Oct 28, 2014

While it's true that there are some very funny and comical pieces to this story, our hero becomes cognizant of the larger issues in life throughout the tale, and there are some serious values brought up by the end of the book.

I thoroughly enjoyed!


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