A Man Called Ove - Chapters 12 - 14 Summary & Analysis

Fredrik Backman
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“A Man who was Ove and One Day He Had Enough” After a few paragraphs of past-tense reflection that refers to how Sonja said she knew there was a secret “dancing” in Ove, narration comments on how most people believed Ove was simply a “grumpy old sod”, but that they didn’t really know the story of how he became what he was. Narration then shifts into the past, describing how Ove first knew real hate (of the white-shirted men who came to tell him he had no choice but to sell his land to the council for development); how he found a new place to live, quit his construction job, and continued working on the trains; how he again encountered Tom, enduring more taunting about his father; and how, when he discovered Tom had stolen his father’s watch, got it back...

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