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

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432879716
  • ISBN: 1432879715
  • Physical Description: 549 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in Sweden in 2019 as: Folk med ångest."--title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
Taken hostage by a failed bank robber while attending an open house, eight anxiety-prone strangers--including a redemption-seeking bank director, two couples who would fix their marriages, and a plucky octogenarian--discover their unexpected common traits.
Viewing an apartment normally doesn't turn into a life-or-death situation, but this particular open house becomes just that: a failed bank robber bursts in and takes everyone in the apartment hostage. As police surround the premises and television channels broadcast the hostage situation live, the eight strangers begin opening up to one another. Before long, the robber must decide which is the more terrifying prospect: going out to face the police, or staying in the apartment with this group of impossible people. -- adapted from back cover.
Language Note:
Translated from the Swedish.
Subject: Hostages > Fiction.
Married people > Fiction.
Real estate agents > Fiction.
Large type books.
Sweden > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Humorous fiction.