A Man Called Ove: A Novel
ISBN: 1476738025
EAN13: 9781476738024
Language: English
Publication Date: May 5, 2015
Pages: 337
Dimensions: 0.94" H x 8.27" L x 5.31" W
Weight: 0.62 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
MORE THAN TWO MILLION COPIES SOLD You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll feel new sympathy for the curmudgeons in your life. -- People Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon--the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell. But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations. Fredrik Backman's novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. If there was an award for 'Most Charming Book of the Year, ' this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down ( Booklist , starred review).