Part comedy, part police procedural, The Man Who Climbed Out of A Window And Disappeared 100-year-old Allan Karlsson, a man who does not takes chances. Nor is he a man of deep convictions, passions or drive. Allan IS a man who defines “opportunist”. Discover all this and more with Allan and his merry band of run-aways in this haphazard and fascinating tour of the 20th century.
The first experience we have of this marvelous book is the beautifully crafted, precise and yet languid language....next we meet the sense of place and sense of home that so many of us have lost in this hurly-burly world of America. We learn that Anthony Shadid's story is shared by many of us – his return to the home of his family’s birth is the story of rediscovery of the old country for so many of us whose families were immigrants to America too.