- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Knopf; Translation edition (27 January 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385352956
- ISBN-13: 978-0385352956
- Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 2.8 x 19.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe: A novel Hardcover – 27 Jan 2015
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Winner of the Grand Prix Jules Verne
Finalist for the Prix Renaudot
“A genuinely funny novel.” —Vogue (UK)
“Who would have thought that a comedy that mixes flat-pack furniture with magic could tackle some of the biggest subjects of our time? With a big heart, a brilliant sense of humour and an excellent translator, that’s what French writer Romain Puértolas achieves.” —The Independent (London)
“You’ll find yourself giggling.” —The Sydney Morning Herald
“The book is as heartfelt as it is original.” —GQ (UK)
“If you believe in zen and the art of flat pack furniture, this is the book for you.” —Sunday Express (London)
“Very funny.” —Daily Mail (London)
“With his first novel, as sprightly as it is funny, Romain Puértolas adds one hell of a cheerful note to this fall season. Total nonsense? Yes, but developed at a brisk pace by Romain Puértolas, who piles up the vivid scenes along with oodles of puns.” —L’Express (Paris)
“A laugh out loud funny debut that is as bonkers as the title suggests.” —Candis Magazine (UK)
“Puértolas' debut is a charming, surreal comedy.” —New Books Magazine (UK)
“This brilliant first novel . . . delivers a contemporary, off-the-wall version of Candide. It’s a fable, a farce, but also and above all, a delicious satire of the modern world, that we’ll have to read while cautiously holding our sides!” —Figaro Magazine (Paris)
About the Author
ROMAIN PUÉRTOLAS was born in Montpellier and has lived in France, Spain, and the U.K., where he has been a DJ, singer-songwriter, language teacher, translator-interpreter, and steward. He most recently worked as a police inspector with the French border service, specializing in document fraud. The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe was a number-one best seller in France and has been published in thirty-five countries.
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