Anxious People

Anxious People

This is a poignant comedy about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined.

Viewing an apartment normally doesn’t turn into a life-or-death situation, but this particular open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes everyone in the apartment hostage. As the pressure mounts, the eight strangers slowly begin opening up to one another and reveal long-hidden truths.

As police surround the premises and television channels broadcast the hostage situation live, the tension mounts and even deeper secrets are slowly revealed. Before long, the robber must decide which is the more terrifying prospect: going out to face the police, or staying in the apartment with this group of impossible people.

Title:Anxious People
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781501160837
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  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Good news: This amazing is about to be adapted in Swedish series. And fingers crossed, I hope Netflix buys this limited series so we may enjoy them! This is one of my favorite, highly recommended fict...

  • Dita

    Fredrik Backman's writing is lyrical, whimsical, and heartwarming. It feels like hanging out with a very witty and observant friend who has the language to describe everything you are witnessing toget...

  • Susanne  Strong

    **Now Available**5 Powerful Stars“Anxious People” is a thought provoking, heart-wrenching, comical novel that leaves you in wonderment. It’s Fredrik Backman at his best. At its heart, this book...

  • Muhtasin Oyshik

    Anxious People by Fredrik BackmanThought-provoking, heartbreaking but amusing. It is a perfect mix of tragic and hilarious, believable and absurd. The whimsical & humorous writing style about real sub...

  • Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

    ***HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY***This will definitely be a top 10 book for me this year!!I have now read all of Mr. Bachman’s books and have enjoyed them all. This book had me engaged from the very begin...

  • jessica

    ‘we are doing the best we can, we really are...’ this message is the heart of this story. ‘…we all have this in common, yet most of us remain strangers, we never know what we do to each o...

  • Kim ~ It?s All About the Thrill

    Wow! That was fantastic! This book is about.....being human. I have only read one other book by this author and it was Ove. I am probably the only person on this earth that didn't enjoy that book. I w...

  • Angela M

    4+ starsI was anxious to read this book, good anxious, as in I couldn’t wait to read it. Fredrik Backman has been on my list of favorite authors since I read A Man Called Ove several years ago. I’...

  • marilyn

    Publication: September 8th 2020Anxious People by Fredrik Backman hit me right in the part of me that I never want to discuss, the part that I don't even know how to discuss. He knows how we feel at ou...

  • Paromjit

    Fredrik Backman demonstrates with style and panache his remarkable and astute understanding of what it is to be human in this profound and philosophical locked room mystery that beguiles in how it pul...