A Man Called Ove

Jimmy is a young overweight man who lives in the house between Ove and Rune. He lived there with his mother until her death, which occurred a few years before the start of the novel. Jimmy is perpetually happy, kind, and unbothered by Ove's grumpiness. He programs iPhone apps and loves to eat. He's also extremely fond of cats despite being allergic to them. In the epilogue he marries Mirsad and the two adopt a daughter.

Jimmy Quotes in A Man Called Ove

The A Man Called Ove quotes below are all either spoken by Jimmy or refer to Jimmy. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Washington Square Press edition of A Man Called Ove published in 2015.
Chapter 33 Quotes

He thinks about how Sonja would have taken it if she'd found out. If she'd known that her best friend had not asked for her help because Sonja had "enough problems." She would have been heartbroken.

Related Characters: Ove, Sonja, Jimmy, Rune, Anita
Page Number: 287
Explanation and Analysis:

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Jimmy Character Timeline in A Man Called Ove

The timeline below shows where the character Jimmy appears in A Man Called Ove. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
6. A Man Called Ove and a Bicycle That Should Have Been Left Where Bicycles Are Left
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...thinks about all his horrible neighbors. He remembers that the heavy young man's name is Jimmy and wonders what Jimmy does for a living. He decides it's either something criminal or... (full context)
17. A Man Called Ove and a Cat Annoyance in a Snowdrift
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...to get blankets. He hears another voice downstairs and when he descends the stairs, finds Jimmy with Parvaneh and the cat in his living room. Jimmy greets Ove cheerfully and tells... (full context)
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Ove argues with Parvaneh about the cat's outlook as Jimmy takes off his shirt and cuddles the cat close to his chest. He introduces himself... (full context)
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Jimmy calls to Ove and asks for some food. Ove brings Jimmy a sandwich and they... (full context)
22. A Man Called Ove and Someone in a Garage
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...she explains that they're taking the bus to the hospital to pick up Patrick and Jimmy. Lena yells for them to talk louder, and Parvaneh tells Ove that if he gives... (full context)
24. A Man Called Ove and a Brat Who Draws In Color
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...the newspaper Ove put down to keep his seats clean. Nasanin drops a crayon and Jimmy picks it up from his front seat. Jimmy's phone pings and Patrick asks who owns... (full context)
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Jimmy asks if they can stop to get something to eat. Ove thinks about swerving off... (full context)
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Jimmy appears at the passenger window and asks Ove if he can eat in the car.... (full context)
33. A Man Called Ove and an Inspection Tour That Is Not the Usual
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When they get outside, Jimmy runs up to them and greets them. He's in a tracksuit and is panting. He... (full context)
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Jimmy asks Ove if he has heard that the council is picking Rune up today. He... (full context)
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...but grows noticeably angrier. Mirsad asks Ove if he's okay, and Ove turns and asks Jimmy to confirm Anita's reasons for not wanting to tell Sonja. Ove thinks that Sonja would've... (full context)
34. A Man Called Ove and a Boy in the House Next Door
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...bought the house for the woman. The woman stayed in the house with her son, Jimmy. (full context)
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...hobbled out the door and came back again a few minutes later with Anders and Jimmy. Anders hesitantly explained that he owns a towing company and also that he broke up... (full context)
35. A Man Called Ove and Social Incompetence
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...their business before. He's spent the last few nights in Patrick and Parvaneh's kitchen with Jimmy, Mirsad, Adrian, and Anders, formulating a plan to help Rune. After a few nights, Ove... (full context)
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...argue and he asks who's going to take care of him, and Ove, Parvaneh, Patrick, Jimmy, Anders, and Adrian appear behind her and say that they will. The man looks suspicious.... (full context)
37. A Man Called Ove and a Lot of Bastards Sticking Their Noses In
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At the graveyard, Parvaneh, Patrick, Nasanin, the seven-year-old, Jimmy, Adrian, and Mirsad come up behind Ove and greet Sonja. Parvaneh lowers herself down and... (full context)
38. A Man Called Ove and the End of a Story
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...who like things with white cables and fruit on the back, and those who don't. Jimmy is the first kind of person and Ove wishes he hadn't asked for his help... (full context)
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Ove waves a white cable at the sales associate and Jimmy insists that Ove means no harm. The sales associate tells Jimmy that Ove is interrogating... (full context)
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The seven-year-old gets an iPad for her eighth birthday and awkwardly thanks Ove and Jimmy. Jimmy heads for the cake and the seven-year-old strokes the iPad box. Ove leans down... (full context)
39. A Man Called Ove
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...refuse to let Parvaneh follow Ove's stretcher into the operating room and it takes Patrick, Jimmy, Mirsad, Anders, Adrian, and four nurses to keep her from following. She overturns benches and... (full context)
A Man Called Ove and an Epilogue
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...van in for them. The next spring, Ove shows Sonja the invitation for Mirsad and Jimmy's wedding. Ove is the best man and Amel holds the party at his cafe. Mirsad... (full context)
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...which came from Sonja's father. Ove tells Parvaneh to give each of her children and Jimmy's daughter each a million kroner when they turn eighteen and to do what she wants... (full context)