A Man Called Ove - Chapters 5 - 7 Summary & Analysis

Fredrik Backman
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“A Man Called Ove” Past tense. Narration describes how people found the relationship between Ove and his wife to be odd, because they were so different. Narration then goes further into the past and describes Ove’s brief relationship with his mother (who died when Ove was six) and his longer relationship with his father. A quiet, hard-working, physically slight but extremely strong man, Ove’s father took good care of his son; had a knack for engines and repair work, being employed at a railway repair yard; and taught Ove about integrity, honesty, and the importance of doing the right thing. After his father suddenly died, Ove worked at the same railway yard for five years. “Then one morning,” narration says, “he boarded a train and saw her for the first time. That was the first time he laughed since his father...

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