After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a
nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is
that he's still in good health, and one day, he turns 100. A big
celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and
he'd like a bit more control over his alcohol consumption). So he
decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and
embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey.
It would be the adventure of a lifetime for anyone else, but
Allan has a larger-than-life backstory: Not only has he witnessed
some of the most important events of the twentieth century, he has
actually played a key role in them. Quirky and utterly unique,
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and
Disappeared has charmed readers across the world.