Anxious People

Anxious People

The No. 1 New York Times bestseller, now a Netflix TV Series

Summary

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An instant #1 New York Times bestseller

The funny, touching and unpredictable new novel from the 15 million copy internationally bestselling author of A Man Called Ove.

'A brilliant and comforting read' Matt Haig

'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

'Captures the messy essence of being human. It's clever and affecting, as likely to make you laugh out loud as it is to make you cry' Washington Post

*****

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!' *****

(C) Fredrik Backman 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

Reviews

  • A brilliant and comforting read
    Matt Haig

About the author

Fredrik Backman

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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