The Resource A man called Ove, Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch

A man called Ove, Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch

Label
A man called Ove
Title
A man called Ove
Statement of responsibility
Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
There is something about Ove. At first sight, he is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots - neighbours who can't reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators of the vicious coup d'etat that ousted him as Chairman of the Residents' Association. He will persist in making his daily inspection rounds of the local streets. But isn't it rare, these days, to find such old-fashioned clarity of belief and deed? Such unswerving conviction about what the world should be, and a lifelong dedication to making it just so? In the end, you will see, there is something about Ove that is quite irresistible..
Member of
Summary
A curmudgeon hides beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior a terrible personal loss while clashing with new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and habits lead to unexpected friendship.
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10319116
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Backman, Fredrik
Dewey number
839.738
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Swedish
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
870
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Koch, Henning
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Neighborhoods
  • Neighbors
  • Friendship
Target audience
adult
Label
A man called Ove, Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9781444775815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781444775808
Label
A man called Ove, Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9781444775815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781444775808

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