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Hitman Anders and the meaning of it all : a novel /

by Jonasson, Jonas [author.]; Willson-Broyles, Rachel [translator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Ecco, 2016.Description: 299 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780062458179; 0062458175.Language note: Translated from the Swedish.Uniform titles: Mördar-Anders och hans vänner, samt en och annan ovän. English.Subject(s): Strangers -- Fiction | Hotels -- Fiction | New business enterprises -- Fiction | Sweden -- Fiction | Satire -- Fiction | Sweden | Humorous fiction | Novels | Fiction | Humorous fiction | NovelsSummary: "A brilliant satirical novel set in modern Sweden, a story of idealism and fanaticism, gangsters and entrepreneurs, sensationalism and spirituality, that explores the values that matter in contemporary life." -- Provided by publisher.Summary: Killer-for-hire Anders is fresh out of jail when he meets an atheist former vicar and a receptionist. Together the three come up with a plan to make them rich-- until Anders unexpectedly finds Jesus. Ander's conversion may be good for his soul, but it's not good for business! Now the vicar and the receptionist have to find a new plan, quick.
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<p>From the author of the international bestseller The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, a brilliant satirical novel set in modern Sweden--a story of idealism and fanaticism, gangsters and entrepreneurs, sensationalism and spirituality, that explores the values that matter in contemporary life.</p> <p>In a former brothel turned low-rent hotel, the lives of three unusual strangers--a former female priest, recently fired from her church; the ruined grandson of an ex-millionaire working as a receptionist; and Killer-Anders, a murderer newly released from prison--accidently collide with darkly hilarious results.</p> <p>Seeing a lucrative opportunity in Killer-Anders, the unlikely trio form an unusual new business. The Priest and The Receptionist will handle strategy and public relations, and coordinate Killer-Anders' "missions." Using the media's obsessive need for sensational, headline-making stories to advertise their talent's superb "skill," they quickly build a clientele of rich Swedish gangsters. Suddenly, they're making an altogether different kind of killing of their own.</p> <p>But when Killer-Anders begins asking deeper questions about purpose and meaning, his curiosity leads him to an unexpected discovery: he finds Jesus. Desperate to save the money machine they've built, The Priest and The Receptionist devise an audacious plan utilizing Killer-Anders' newfound and decidedly fervent faith.</p> <p>Mischievous yet big-hearted, filled with Jonas Jonasson's trenchant humor and delightful twists, Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All is a delightful comic adventure that reminds us it's never to late to start over--and to discover what truly matters.</p>

"A brilliant satirical novel set in modern Sweden, a story of idealism and fanaticism, gangsters and entrepreneurs, sensationalism and spirituality, that explores the values that matter in contemporary life." -- Provided by publisher.

Killer-for-hire Anders is fresh out of jail when he meets an atheist former vicar and a receptionist. Together the three come up with a plan to make them rich-- until Anders unexpectedly finds Jesus. Ander's conversion may be good for his soul, but it's not good for business! Now the vicar and the receptionist have to find a new plan, quick.

Translated from the Swedish.

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