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A man called Ove [electronic resource] : a novel / Fredrik Backman ; translation : Henning Koch.

Backman, Fredrik, 1981- author. (Author). Koch, Henning, translator. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781476738031
  • ISBN: 1476738033
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Atria Books, 2014.

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Summary, etc.: In this bestselling and delightfully quirky debut novel from Sweden, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. 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...
Source of Description Note: Vendor-supplied metadata.
Subject: Older men > Fiction.
Neighbors > Fiction.
Neighborhoods > Fiction.
FICTION > Literary.
Genre: Electronic books.

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