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Fredrik Backman

Anxious People
  • Anxious People

  • 'A brilliant and comforting read' MATT HAIG
    'Funny, compassionate and wise. An absolute joy' A.J. PEARCE
    'A surefooted insight into the absurdity, beauty and ache of life' GUARDIAN
    'I laughed, I sobbed, I recommended it to literally everyone I know' BUZZFEED
    'Captures the messy essence of being human' WASHINGTON POST

    The funny, touching and unpredictable No. 1 New York Times bestseller from the 13 million copy internationally bestselling author of A Man Called Ove
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    It's New Year's Eve and House Tricks estate agents are hosting an open viewing in an up-market apartment when an incompetent bank robber rushes in and politely takes everyone hostage.

    For Anna-Lena and Roger, busy buying-up apartments to fill the hole in their marriage, it's something else to talk about.

    For Julia and Ro, panicky parents-to-be, it's yet another worry.

    Lonely bank manager Zara only came here for the view.

    While 87-year-old grandmother Estelle seems rather pleased by the company . . .

    As the police gather outside, the anxious strangers huddled within try to make the best of a very sticky situation - but could it be that they have a whole lot more in common than meets the eye?
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    Readers are loving Anxious People!

    'Backman never disappoints . . . heartwarming and multi layered' 5***** READER REVIEW

    'As always Backman manages to delight . . . a really satisfying ending that makes you feel better about the world' 5***** READER REVIEW

    'A wonderfully unusual tale, told with flair and finesse that is so wonderful it is sure to cure everything that ails you. Don't miss out on this beautiful book' 5***** READER REVIEW

    'This novel is about humanity at its most raw and at its most wonderful and I LOVED it!' 5***** READER REVIEW

Number 1 New York Times bestseller FREDRIK BACKMAN made his literary debut in 2012 with the global sensation A Man Called Ove - now in development as a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks. Wickedly funny, touching and wise, Fredrik Backman's novels are odysseys of the ordinary man and woman, and stunningly moving tales of everyday courage. Up to now, Fredrik Backman has written six highly acclaimed novels, two heartfelt novellas about life and love, and one non-fiction book about parenthood. His books have sold more than 15 million copies in 46 languages and the Swedish film adaption of A Man Called Ove was nominated for two Academy Awards. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children.

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