Fredrik Backman’s present for portraying the nuances of humanity is well known to his many unswerving fans. With Anxious People, Backman over again captures readers’ hearts and imaginations.
An armed, masked robber attempts to keep up a financial institution in a Swedish city. But because the thief approaches, the apathetic younger teller is unmoved. It’s a cashless bank, the teller says. Doesn’t the would-be robber recognise that? Well, no. The robber doesn’t. As police arrive, the robber rushes into the street, thru the nearest open door, up a fixed of stairs and into an apartment’s open house. When the capability shoppers and actual property agent see the thief, they count on they’re being held hostage.
Backman describes these events with a light touch, making clear early on that, although there’s against the law at the coronary heart of this story, his novel is much extra than this series of activities. Father and son law enforcement officials Jim and Jack try to apprehend how a bank robber slipped, unnoticed, from an apartment complete of humans. As the officials interrogate the witnesses, Backman famous glimpses of each character’s past.
Anxious People could moderately be called a mystery, but it’s additionally a deeply humorous and warm exam of how character reports can carry a random group of human beings together. Backman reveals every character’s many imperfections with wonderful empathy, reminding us that people are continually more than the sum in their flaws.