A Man Called Ove is a book published in August 2012 in Sweden. The author, Fredrik Backman is Swedish (duh), and the book’s setting is naturally in Scandinavia (one can convincingly infer it is definitely in Sweden, although I can’t quite recall if it was directly mentioned or easily deduced). From what I can find looking around the internet, it would appear that the translated English version — by Henning Koch, who is an author himself and also hails from Sweden; has lived in other European cities like London, Barcelona, and Sardinia — was published in 2014 (paperbacks came out 2015).
As the title obviously suggests, Ove is the central character of the story. He is presented as an ill-tempered man, set on his ways and habits, and will absolutely not deviate from it, modern technology be damned. He feels that all new technology is hogwash; things worked well and better the old way, and everyone else around him is an idiot.
“One should not go through life as if everything was exchangeable.”
That, in a nutshell, is Ove.