The bulk of Fredrik Backman’s newest novel, published in September, takes place at an apartment viewing where eight anxious people from various walks of life accidentally become hostages of a very reluctant bank robber who comes looking for an escape route.
Surprisingly funny and poignant (or perhaps not surprising if you know and love Backman), this book has all the elements we’ve grown to love from his novels. It’s a sweet soliloquy that will make readers laugh and cry, sometimes within the same paragraph, sometimes at the same time. But it’s also so much more. Backman perfectly illustrates our anxious lives and reminds us that we’re not alone. This beautiful novel overflows with so much love and a deep understanding of the human condition.
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