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An instant #1 New York Times bestseller
The funny, touching and unpredictable new novel from the 13 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
A brilliant and comforting read
I laughed, I sobbed, I recommended it to literally everyone I know
Funny, compassionate and wise . . . an absolute joy
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
I loved this book. Funny, sad, clever, insightful, surprising and hopeful. Brilliant in every way
A satisfying remedy for pandemic anxiety . . . It's laugh-out-loud funny and will help restore your faith in humanity
Witty, observant, and unpredictable . . . darkly humorous
'19 New Books to Read in September'
Another smash hit . . . With Backman's stunning characters combined with a closed-room mystery, this has all of the ingredients for a novel all your friends will be talking about
A surprisingly sweet tale. It's the perfect balance of heartwarming and heart-wrenching, and Fredrik Backman [...] has a way of simply yet elegantly describing relationships. We can all be idiots, but we're still all human beings worthy of connection and love