En man som heter Ove
27 August 2012
| 4.3/5 |
A Man Called Ove (2015)
| Washington Square Press (US)|
368 pp (US)
347 pp (SWE)
Fredrik Backman books, Novels
A Man Called Ove (original title in Swedish: En man som heter Ove) is a 2012 novel by Fredrik Backman, a Swedish columnist, blogger and writer. It was published in English in 2013.
In January 2015 a stage version of the book, with Johan Rheborg in the leading role as Ove, had its premiere in Stockholm. In addition, it was adapted as a film of the same name, which was premiered on 25 December 2015, with Rolf Lassgård in the leading role.
A Man Called Ove (novel) Wikipedia
Ove is 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.” However, 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.Ove — a grumpy, 59-year-old man who has recently been forced to retire
Sonja — Ove's deceased wife
Parvaneh — Ove's neighbor, a pregnant woman of Iranian descent, a mother of two
Patrick — Parvaneh's husband
Rune — Ove's friend and neighbor
Anita — Rune's wife
Adrian — the neighborhood mailman
Jimmy — the overweight neighbor
A Man Called Ove (film)
In July 2014, Dreamscape Media released an audiobook version of this book, read in English by American actor George Newbern.