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Anxious people : a novel / Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith.

Summary:

Looking at real estate isn't usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. The captives include a recently retired couple who relentlessly hunt down fixer-uppers to avoid the painful truth that they can't fix their own marriage. There's a wealthy bank director who has been too busy to care about anyone else and a young couple who are about to have their first child but can't seem to agree on anything, from where they want to live to how they met in the first place. Add to the mix an eighty-seven-year-old woman who has lived long enough not to be afraid of someone waving a gun in her face, a flustered but still-ready-to-make-a-deal real estate agent, and a mystery man who has locked himself in the apartment's only bathroom, and you've got the worst group of hostages in the world.Each of them carries a lifetime of grievances, hurts, secrets, and passions that are ready to boil over. None of them is entirely who they appear to be. And all of them-the bank robber included-desperately crave some sort of rescue. As the authorities and the media surround the premises these reluctant allies will reveal surprising truths about themselves and set in motion a chain of events so unexpected that even they can hardly explain what happens next.Rich with Fredrik Backman's ٢pitch-perfect dialogue and an unparalleled understanding of human nature٣ (Shelf Awareness), Anxious People is an ingeniously constructed story about the enduring power of friendship, forgiveness, and hope-the things that save us, even in the most anxious times.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501160837
  • ISBN: 1501160834
  • ISBN: 9781501160844
  • Physical Description: 341 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in Sweden in 2019 as: Folk med ångest."--title page verso.
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary.
Language Note:
Translated from the Swedish.
Subject: Hostages > Fiction.
Married people > Fiction.
Real estate agents > Fiction.
Sweden > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Humorous fiction.

Available copies

  • 73 of 83 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 4 of 4 copies available at Camden County Library.

Holds

  • 1 current hold with 83 total copies.
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Camden County Library District - Camdenton FIC BACKMAN (Text) 31320003962896 Adult Fiction Available -
Camden County Library District - Climax Springs FIC BACKMAN (Text) 31320003767311 Adult Fiction Available -
Camden County Library District - Osage Beach FIC BACKMAN (Text) 31320003922759 Adult Fiction Available -
Camden County Library District - Sunrise Beach FIC BACKMAN (Text) 31320003767329 Adult Fiction Available -


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