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

Titre : The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe
Auteur : Romain Puertolas
Éditeur : Vintage
ISBN-13 : 9780385352963
Libération : 2015-01-27

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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 Puértolas has crafted an unforgettable comic romp around Europe that is propelled by laughter, love, and, ultimately, redemption. (Meatballs not included but highly recommended.)

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

Titre : The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe
Auteur : Romain Puertolas
Éditeur : Random House
ISBN-13 : 9780099599791
Libération : 2014-09

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Armed only with a counterfeit 100-Euro note, Ajatashatru the fakir, renowned conjurer and trickster, lands in Paris. His mission? To acquire a splendid new bed of nails. His destination? IKEA. And there he decides to stay, finding an obliging wardrobe in which to lay his head. Only when he emerges from his slumber does he discover that he is locked in, unable to free himself and heading for England in the back of a truck. So begins a magnificent and bizarre adventure for the intrepid fakir. Even while he flees the revenge-crazed taxi driver whom he conned on his arrival, and falls further in love with Marie Rivière, the Parisian beauty whom he tricked into lunching with him, he finds time to befriend a group of Sudanese immigrants, travel to Italy in a suitcase, write a novel on a shirt, and fly to Libya in a hot air balloon. Witty, moving, surprising and joyful, this novel reminds us that heroism abounds, and is to be found in the most unlikely of places.

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

Titre : The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe
Auteur : Romain Puertolas
Éditeur : Random House Australia
ISBN-13 : 9780857983510
Libération : 2014-07-01

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For readers of The One-Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, 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 a 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 the stirrings of love well up in the heart of our 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. The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Was Trapped in an IKEA Wardrobe is a hilarious tale that evokes the manic energy of a Marx Brothers romp witha dose of incisive social commentary. Take an unforgettable tour of Europe propelled by laughter, love and redemption.

L Extraordinaire Voyage du fakir qui tait rest coinc dans une armoire Ikea de Romain Pu rtolas

Titre : L Extraordinaire Voyage du fakir qui tait rest coinc dans une armoire Ikea de Romain Pu rtolas
Auteur : Tommy Thiange
Éditeur : lePetitLitteraire.fr
ISBN-13 : 9782806265685
Libération : 2015-09-02

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Décryptez L'Extraordinaire Voyage du fakir qui était resté coincé dans une armoire Ikea de Romain Puértolas avec l’analyse du PetitLittéraire.fr ! Que faut-il retenir de l'ouvrage L'Extraordinaire Voyage du fakir qui était resté coincé dans une armoire Ikea, le roman révélation de l'année 2013 ? Retrouvez tout ce que vous devez savoir sur le fabuleux périple du désormais célèbre Indien Ajatashatru dans une fiche de lecture complète et détaillée. Vous trouverez notamment dans cette fiche : • Un résumé complet • Des éclairages sur le conte, le phénomène de l'immigration et le développement personnel du héros • Une analyse approfondie des personnages Une analyse de référence pour comprendre rapidement le sens de l’œuvre. LE MOT DE L’ÉDITEUR : « Dans notre analyse sur L'Extraordinaire Voyage du fakir qui était resté coincé dans une armoire Ikea, avec Tommy Thiange, nous fournissons des pistes pour décoder ce chef-d’œuvre contemporain. Notre fiche de lecture permet de faire rapidement le tour de l’œuvre pour en retirer l'essentiel. » Juliette Nève À propos de la collection LePetitLittéraire.fr : Plébiscité tant par les passionnés de littérature que par les lycéens, LePetitLittéraire.fr est considéré comme une référence en matière d’analyse d’œuvres classiques et contemporaines. Nos analyses, disponibles aux formats papier et numérique, ont été conçues pour guider les lecteurs à travers toute la littérature. Nos auteurs combinent théories, citations, anecdotes et commentaires pour vous faire découvrir et redécouvrir les plus grandes œuvres littéraires. LePetitLittéraire.fr est reconnu d’intérêt pédagogique par le ministère de l’Éducation. Plus d’informations sur www.lepetitlitteraire.fr

L extraordinaire voyage du fakir qui tait rest coinc dans une armoire Ikea

Titre : L extraordinaire voyage du fakir qui tait rest coinc dans une armoire Ikea
Auteur : Romain Puértolas
Éditeur : LGF/Le Livre de Poche
ISBN-13 : 2253179906
Libération : 2015

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Titre : Q and A
Auteur : Vikas Swarup
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 0552773352
Libération : 2006-01

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The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden

Titre : The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden
Auteur : Jonas Jonasson
Éditeur : HarperCollins UK
ISBN-13 : 9780007557882
Libération : 2014-04-24

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Titre : UV
Auteur : Serge Joncour
Éditeur : Random House
ISBN-13 : 9781448152438
Libération : 2012-05-30

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Winner of the Prix Roman France Télévisions On a hot and lazy sun-drenched afternoon, when one affluent family are at their most docile, most vulnerable, most ripe for the picking, a handsome stranger unexpectedly turns up, and lingers poolside. A master of the art of deception, Boris introduces himself as an old school friend of Philip, the feckless brother. No matter that Philip has been unreachable for days and yet to arrive for the summer holiday, Boris is welcomed with open arms. As the island's spectacular Bastille Day fireworks celebration looks ever nearer, and Philip's arrival feels increasingly imminent, Boris is embraced wholeheartedly into the family fold. No one seems to notice as he carefully exerts a powerful and sinister influence over them all...

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Titre : By 05 N 1
Auteur : Gaelle Moreau
Éditeur : Moreau Gaëlle
ISBN-13 :
Libération : 2013-12-30

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Palpasa Caf

Titre : Palpasa Caf
Auteur : Narayan Wagle
Éditeur : Random House India
ISBN-13 : 9788184002522
Libération : 2011-12-02

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A journalist sits in a café waiting for his subject—an artist called Drishya about whom he wants to write a novel. But Drishya doesn’t come. For that morning he has been visited by Maoists at his home and abducted by them... So begins Palpasa Café, the extraordinary novel by Nepali journalist Narayan Wagle, which has become a sensation in the country. Starting with the murders of the royal family, it tells the troubled story of contemporary Nepal through the eyes of a romantic artist who falls in love, wanders the war-struck countryside and dreams of creating a café named after his beloved which serves the best coffee in the country. Playful, moving and melancholic, fusing the boundaries between fiction and non fiction, Palpasa Café presents a rare picture of Nepal at war. It is one of the most important novels to come out of the country.