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A man called Ove : a novel

Author: Fredrik Backman
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Atria books hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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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 neighbour 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Novels
Psychological fiction
Fiction
Domestic fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 9781476738017 1476738017
OCLC Number: 879468616
Language Note: Translated from the Swedish.
Description: 337 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Man som heter Ove.
Responsibility: Fredrik Backman.

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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 neighbour 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.

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