Anxious People

A Novel


About The Book

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and “writer of astonishing depth” (The Washington Times) comes a hilarious, clever, and heartfelt novel about eight neurotic strangers during an open house who find they have more in common than they ever imagined.

Viewing an apartment normally doesn’t turn into a life-or-death situation, but this particular open house soon becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and immediately takes everyone in the apartment hostage. As the pressure mounts, the eight strangers begin slowly opening up to one another and reveal long-hidden and shocking truths.

Featuring Fredrik Backman’s “pitch-perfect dialogue and an unparalleled understanding of human nature” (Shelf Awareness), Anxious People is a whimsical and unforgettable exploration of the truths we hide within ourselves.

About The Author

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Fredrik Backman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called OveMy Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s SorryBritt-Marie Was HereBeartownUs Against You, and two novellas, And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer and The Deal of a Lifetime, as well as one work of nonfiction, Things My Son Needs to Know About the World. His books are read around the world in more than twenty-five languages. His latest novel is Anxious People. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children. Connect with him on Twitter @BackmanLand or on Instagram @Backmansk.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (September 8, 2020)
  • Length: 336 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781501160851

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