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Hitman Anders and the meaning of it all: a novel

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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. 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-for hire Anders, a murderer newly released from prison--accidently collide with darkly hilarious results. Seeing a lucrative opportunity in Hitman Anders, the unlikely trio form an unusual new business. The Priest and The Receptionist will handle strategy and public relations, and coordinate Hitman 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. But when Hitman 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 Hitman Anders' newfound and decidedly fervent faith. 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.
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subject_facetElectronic books
Hitman -- Fiction
Hotels -- Fiction
Humorous fiction
New business enterprises -- Fiction
Satire
Strangers -- Fiction
Sweden -- Fiction
title_displayHitman Anders and the meaning of it all : a novel
title_fullHitman Anders and the Meaning of It All
Hitman Anders and the meaning of it all : a novel / Jonas Jonasson ; translated from the Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles
Hitman Anders and the meaning of it all : a novel [electronic resource] Jonasson, Jonas, 1961-
Hitman Anders and the meaning of it all [electronic resource] Jónas Jónasson,
title_shortHitman Anders and the meaning of it all
title_suba novel
topic_facetElectronic books
Fiction
Hitman
Hotels
Literature
New business enterprises
Satire
Strangers