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Fredrik Backman

Anxious People
  • Anxious People

  • The funny, touching and unpredictable new novel from the multi-million copy bestselling author of A Man Called Ove.

    'Funny, compassionate and wise . . . an absolute joy' - AJ Pearce, bestselling author of Dear Mrs Bird

    'I loved this book. Funny, sad, clever, insightful, surprising and hopeful. Brilliant in every way' - Sarah Morgan, bestselling author of One Summer in Paris

    *****

    In a small town in Sweden it appears to be an ordinary day. But look more closely, and you'll see a mysterious masked figure approaching a bank...

    Two hours later, chaos has descended. A bungled attempted robbery has developed into a hostage situation - and the offender is refusing to communicate their demands to the police.

    Within the building, fear quickly turns to irritation for the seven strangers trapped inside. If this is to be their last day on earth, shouldn't it be a bit more dramatic?

    But as the minutes tick by, they begin to suspect that the criminal mastermind holding them hostage might be more in need of rescuing than they are...

    Readers are loving Anxious People!

    'Backman never disappoints . . . heartwarming and multi layered' *****

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

    '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.' *****

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

Fredrik Backman is the Number One New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove - now in development as a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks. His subsequent fiction includes My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises, Britt-Marie Was Here, Beartown and Us Against You. Beartown is being adapted for HBO by the team behind The Bridge. He is also the author of two novellas: And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and The Deal of a Lifetime. Fredrik Backman's books are published in more than forty countries and have sold over 10 million copies. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children.


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