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

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Burlington Public Library F BACKMAN OCT 2020 39851001604892 Adult Fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out 09/27/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501160837
  • ISBN: 1501160834
  • ISBN: 1982121602
  • ISBN: 9781982121600
  • 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.
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 jacket
Language Note:
Translated from the Swedish.
Subject: Hostages > Fiction.
Married people > Fiction.
Real estate agents > Fiction.
Sweden > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Humorous / General.
FICTION / Friendship.
City and town life.
Hostages.
Theft.
Sweden.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Humorous fiction.

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