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

By: Backman, Fredrik, 1981- [author.]Contributor(s): Smith, Neil (Neil Andrew) [translator.]Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: Swedish Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2020Copyright date: ©2019Edition: First Atria Books hardcover editionDescription: 341 pages ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781501160837; 1501160834Uniform titles: Folk med ångest. English. Subject(s): Hostages -- Fiction | Married people -- Fiction | Real estate agents -- Fiction | Sweden -- FictionGenre/Form: Psychological fiction. | Humorous fiction. | Novels. | Humorous fiction.DDC classification: 839.73/8 LOC classification: PT9877.12.A32 | A7813 2020Summary: 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.Summary: Viewing an apartment normally doesn't turn into a life-or-death situation, but this particular open house becomes just that: a failed bank robber bursts in and takes everyone in the apartment hostage. As police surround the premises and television channels broadcast the hostage situation live, the eight strangers begin opening up to one another. Before long, the robber must decide which is the more terrifying prospect: going out to face the police, or staying in the apartment with this group of impossible people. -- adapted from jacket
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"Originally published in Sweden in 2019 as: Folk med ångest."--title page verso.

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.

Translated from the Swedish.

Viewing an apartment normally doesn't turn into a life-or-death situation, but this particular open house becomes just that: a failed bank robber bursts in and takes everyone in the apartment hostage. As police surround the premises and television channels broadcast the hostage situation live, the eight strangers begin opening up to one another. Before long, the robber must decide which is the more terrifying prospect: going out to face the police, or staying in the apartment with this group of impossible people. -- adapted from jacket

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