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Backman, Fredrik, 1981-

A man called Ove / Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch. - London : Sceptre, 2014. - 295 pages ; 23 cm.

There is something about Ove. At first sight, he is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots - neighbours who can't reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators of the vicious coup d'etat that ousted him as Chairman of the Residents' Association. He will persist in making his daily inspection rounds of the local streets. But isn't it rare, these days, to find such old-fashioned clarity of belief and deed? Such unswerving conviction about what the world should be, and a lifelong dedication to making it just so? In the end, you will see, there is something about Ove that is quite irresistible...


Translated from the Swedish.

9781444775808 26.59

GBB447791 bnb

016708581 Uk


Neighborhoods--Fiction.
Neighbors--Fiction.
Friendship--Fiction.


Humorous stories.
General fiction.

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