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The Resource Anxious people : a novel, Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith

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

Label
Anxious people : a novel
Title
Anxious people
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Taken hostage by a failed bank robber while attending an open house, eight anxiety-prone strangers--including a redemption-seeking bank director, two couples who would fix their marriages, and a plucky octogenarian--discover their unexpected common traits
  • 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 eight strangers hostage. 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. In short, they are the wrost group of hostages in the world. 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. 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. Anxious People is an ingeniously constructed story about the enduring power of friendship, forgiveness, and hope--the things that save us, even in the most anxious of times. --
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Has edition
Assigning source
From back cover
Cataloging source
LJW
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1981-
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Backman, Fredrik
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Swedish
LC call number
PT9877.12.A32
LC item number
A7813 2020
Literary form
novels
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Smith, Neil
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  • Hostages
  • Married people
  • Real estate agents
  • Bank robberies
  • Sweden
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Humorous / General
  • FICTION / Friendship
  • Real estate agents
  • Married people
  • City and town life
  • Hostages
  • Theft
  • Sweden
  • Hostages
  • Married people
  • Real estate agents
  • Sweden
Label
Anxious people : a novel, Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Originally published in Sweden in 2019 as: Folk med ångest."--Title page verso
  • Includes readers guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1257552519
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Washington Square Press/ Atria paperback edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781501160844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1257552519
Label
Anxious people : a novel, Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Originally published in Sweden in 2019 as: Folk med ångest."--Title page verso
  • Includes readers guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1257552519
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Washington Square Press/ Atria paperback edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781501160844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1257552519

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