A Man Called Ove - Chapters 28 - 31 Summary & Analysis

Fredrik Backman
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“A Man Who Was Ove and a Man Who Was Rune” Past tense. Narration sums up the decades of growing tension between Ove and Rune, and how Sonja and Anita both longed to be good friends and tried several times to make the men see reason, but eventually gave up. Narration also describes how Rune and Anita had a son shortly after Ove and Sonja returned home after the accident in Spain; how that son turned out to be silent and resentful, leaving home as soon as he legally could; and how Rune’s purchase of the BMW was tied to their son’s absence and their inability to have another child (despite years of trying) – a small sporty car, like a BMW, was perfect for them. “And that was the moment,” narration comments, “when Ove realized that a part of Rune had...

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