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Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All
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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-Anders, a murderer newly released from prison—accidently collide with darkly hilarious results.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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        As three lives intersect in Stockholm, mayhemand hilarityensues. Per Persson, still angry about his grandfather's squandered fortune, is the receptionist at the former whorehouse Sea Hotel when Anders Andersson, a former hitman, is released from prison and comes to the hotel to stay. Then homeless, unemployed priest Johanna Kjellander comes by and charges Persson for a prayer. The receptionist and the priest soon recognize their common interestsdislike of humankind and desire for a quick kroneand engage with Anderson to continue his former business within guidelines (no murders, no child victims, just bodily harm). This plan works beautifully until the hit man gets religion and wants out, resulting in his partners getting paid for jobs that will never be done and thus making enemies of their criminal customers. As the relationship of the receptionist and the priest goes beyond business, they plan their next bold steps. The understated prose of Jonasson (The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared, 2012) is often laugh-out-loud funny, as he swipes at Swedish society and while his two swindling protagonists reap millions. Non-noir Nordic crime fiction to savor.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2016, American Library Association.)

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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.

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