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Hitman Anders and the meaning of it all [electronic resource].

Jónas Jónasson, (author.). Willson-Broyles, Rachel, (translator.). Kenny, Peter (Peter Luke), (narrator.). hoopla digital. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780062474544 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0062474545 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 51 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States]: Harper Collins Publishers, 2016.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Peter Kenny.
Summary, etc.: From the author of the international bestseller The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, a brilliant satirical novel set in modern Sweden - a story of idealism and fanaticism, gangsters and entrepreneurs, sensationalism and spirituality, that explores the values that matter in contemporary life. In a former brothel turned low-rent hotel, the lives of three unusual strangers - a former female priest, recently fired from her church; the ruined grandson of an ex-millionaire working as a receptionist; and Killer-Anders, a murderer newly released from prison - accidently collide with darkly hilarious results. Seeing a lucrative opportunity in Killer-Anders, the unlikely trio form an unusual new business. The Priest and The Receptionist will handle strategy and public relations, and coordinate Killer-Anders' "missions." Using the media's obsessive need for sensational, headline-making stories to advertise their talent's superb "skill," they quickly build a clientele of rich Swedish gangsters. Suddenly, they're making an altogether different kind of killing of their own. But when Killer-Anders begins asking deeper questions about purpose and meaning, his curiosity leads him to an unexpected discovery: he finds Jesus. Desperate to save the money machine they've built, The Priest and The Receptionist devise an audacious plan utilizing Killer-Anders' newfound and decidedly fervent faith. Mischievous yet big-hearted, filled with Jonas Jonasson's trenchant humor and delightful twists, Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All is a delightful comic adventure that reminds us it's never too late to start over - and to discover what truly matters.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Strangers > Fiction.
Hotels > Fiction.
New business enterprises > Fiction.
Sweden > Fiction.
Satire.

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