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

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

Available copies

  • 0 of 4 copies available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
  • 0 of 7 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System.

Current holds

26 current holds with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library f (Text) 33062009337214 New Adult Fiction Checked Out 10/13/2020
Bethlehem Main Library f (Text) 33062009341000 New Adult Fiction Checked Out 10/15/2020
Bethlehem Main Library f (Text) 33062009341067 New Adult Fiction Checked Out 10/19/2020
Bethlehem Main Library f (Text) 33062009341075 Rental Books Checked Out 10/14/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501160837
  • Physical Description: 341 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : ATRIA Books, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally pubished in Sweden in 2019 as Folk med Angest.
Summary, etc.:
"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
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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