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

Backman, Fredrik, (author.). Smith, Neil (Neil Andrew), (translator.).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Coudersport Public Library.
  • 1 of 4 copies available at Potter-Tioga Library System. (Show)

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1 current hold with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Coudersport Public Library FIC BAC (Text) 30183000950541 Adult Fiction On Holds Shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501160837 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1501160834 (hardcover)
  • 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 Angest.
Summary, etc.:
Looking at real estate isn't usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. The captives include a recently retired couple who relentlessly hunt down fixer-uppers to avoid the painful truth that they can't fix their own marriage. There's a wealthy banker who has been too busy making money to care about anyone else and a young couple who are about to have their first child but can't seem to agree on anything, from where they want to live to how they met in the first place. Add to the mix an eighty-seven-year-old woman who has lived long enough not to be afraid of someone waving a gun in her face, a flustered but still-ready-to-make-a-deal real estate agent, and a mystery man who has locked himself in the apartment's only bathroom, and you've got the worst group of hostages in the world. Each of them carries a lifetime of grievances, hurts, secrets, and passions that are ready to boil over. None of them is entirely who they appear to be. And all of them--the bank robber included--desperately crave some sort of rescue. As the authorities and the media surround the premises, these reluctant allies will reveal surprising truths about themselves and set in motion a chain of events so unexpected that even they can hardly explain what happens next.
Language Note:
Translated from the Swedish.
Subject: Hostages > Fiction.
Real estate agents > Fiction.
Married people > Fiction.
Theft > Fiction.
City and town life > Sweden > Fiction.
Sweden > Fiction.
Genre: Humorous fiction.
Psychological fiction.
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