A Man Called Ove

by Fredrik Backman, Henning Koch

A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.MeetOve.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 337 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.33 out of 5
  • Published July 15th 2014 by Atria Books
  • Original Title: En man som heter Ove
  • ISBN: 1476738017 (ISBN13: 9781476738017)
  • Edition Language: English
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  • Characters: Ove
  • Parvaneh
  • Sonja
  • Rune
  • Adrian...more
  • Nasanin
  • Mirsad
  • Jimmy...less

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 very foundations.