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: 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.
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
...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
...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)
22. A Man Called Ove and Someone in a Garage
24. A Man Called Ove and a Brat Who Draws In Color
33. A Man Called Ove and an Inspection Tour That Is Not the Usual
34. A Man Called Ove and a Boy in the House Next Door
35. A Man Called Ove and Social Incompetence
...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)
37. A Man Called Ove and a Lot of Bastards Sticking Their Noses In
38. A Man Called Ove and the End of a Story
39. A Man Called Ove
...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