Anxious people : a novel / Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith.
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|Bethlehem Main Library||f (Text)||33062009337214||New Adult Fiction||Checked Out||10/13/2020|
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- ISBN: 9781501160837
- Physical Description: 341 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York : ATRIA Books, 2020.
- Copyright: ©2019
Originally pubished in Sweden in 2019 as Folk med Angest.
"Bossy bank director Zara, troubled husband-and-wife Roger and Anna-Lena, expecting lesbian parents Julia and Ro, charming 80-year-old Estelle, and a near-naked man wearing a bunny head all have their reasons for showing up at an open house on New Year's Eve, even as an inept bank robber rushes in and inadvertently becomes a hostage taker. This situation attracts the attention of a bumbling father-and-son police team who emerge in the end as gentle heroes but are initially stymied upon leading the hostages to safety: The bank robber is not among them."
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
Translated from the Swedish.
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