The extraordinary journey of the fakir who got trapped in an Ikea wardrobe by Romain Puertolas

fakirWell this has to win an award for the most bizarre title ever! Following in the footsteps of the great ‘The hundred year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared‘, this is a tale which requires you to willingly suspend disbelief and just sit back, read and enjoy!

Fake Fakir Agatashatru Ogbash (whose name gets mispronounced repeatedly throughout the story) leaves India to fly to Paris to buy a bed of nails in IKEA. When he discovers he’s €15.89 short, he sets about scamming those around him (taxi drivers, ladies in queues, ship captains, French actress Sophie Morceaux (ha ha) and after spending a night in IKEA, is disturbed by staff and hides in a wardrobe, which is wrapped and shipped to the UK.

So begins a ridiculously comic and at the same time heart-wrenching tale of the Fakir’s travels through France, UK, Spain and beyond, on the way meeting people whose own life stories change HIS own life forever.

It’s quirky, humorous and unpredictable and has so many wonderfully funny sections – loved every minute!

Alison

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