‘A brilliant and comforting read’ MATT HAIG’Funny, compassionate and wise.
An absolute joy’ A.J. PEARCE’A surefooted insight into the absurdity, beauty and ache of life’ GUARDIAN’I laughed, I sobbed, I recommended it to literally everyone I know’ BUZZFEED’Captures the messy essence of being human’ WASHINGTON POSTThe funny, touching and unpredictable No. 1 New York Times bestseller from the 13 million copy internationally bestselling author of A Man Called Ove_______It’s New Year’s Eve and House Tricks estate agents are hosting an open viewing in an up-market apartment when an incompetent bank robber rushes in and politely takes everyone hostage. For Anna-Lena and Roger, busy buying-up apartments to fill the hole in their marriage, it’s something else to talk about. For Julia and Ro, panicky parents-to-be, it’s yet another worry. Lonely bank manager Zara only came here for the view. While 87-year-old grandmother Estelle seems rather pleased by the company . . . As the police gather outside, the anxious strangers huddled within try to make the best of a very sticky situation – but could it be that they have a whole lot more in common than meets the eye?_______Readers are loving Anxious People!’Backman never disappoints . . . heartwarming and multi layered’ 5***** READER REVIEW’As always Backman manages to delight . . . a really satisfying ending that makes you feel better about the world’ 5***** READER REVIEW’A wonderfully unusual tale, told with flair and finesse that is so wonderful it is sure to cure everything that ails you.
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