ABOUT THE BOOK
Everyone at an open house viewing is taken hostage by an unsuccessful bank robber...who somehow escapes without a trace. But none of the witnesses can explain how, why or even what he looks like. Backman's locked room mystery has slapstick humor, a surprise ending, and a good deal of heart. Translated from Swedish.
“Backman again captures the messy essence of being human...It’s clever and affecting, as likely to make you laugh out loud as it is to make you cry.” —Washington Post
“The perfect balance of heartwarming and heart-wrenching, and Fredrik Backman has a way of simply yet elegantly describing relationships. We can all be idiots, but we’re still all human beings worthy of connection and love.” –NPR
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Fredrik Backman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of "A Man Called Ove," "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry", "Beartown," and "Us Against You." His books are published in more than forty countries. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children