Ove refers to Patrick as The Lanky One. He's Parvaneh's husband and works as an IT consultant. Ove finds Patrick ridiculous and infuriating: though he's over six feet tall he drives a tiny automatic Toyota, he doesn't know how to drive properly, and he knows nothing about performing basic house maintenance like unjamming windows or bleeding radiators. He falls off a ladder while trying to unjam a window and spends much of the novel in body casts. He's particularly awkward and has a habit of making observations that are either extremely obvious to Ove or beyond Ove's comprehension, as when he tells Ove that his house looks like a scene from the show Dexter.
Patrick / “The Lanky One” Quotes in A Man Called Ove
The A Man Called Ove quotes below are all either spoken by Patrick / “The Lanky One” or refer to Patrick / “The Lanky One”. 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 13 Quotes
"And you can't let the girls freeze to death tonight, Ove, right? It's quite enough that they had to watch you assault a clown, no?"
Patrick / “The Lanky One” Character Timeline in A Man Called Ove
The timeline below shows where the character Patrick / “The Lanky One” appears in A Man Called Ove. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
3. A Man Called Ove Backs Up With a Trailer
4. A Man Called Ove Does Not Pay a Three-Kroner Surcharge
...one for himself. Ove is pleased that he thwarted the Mercedes until he sees the Lanky One , the Foreign Pregnant Woman, and their three-year-old get out of the Toyota. The three-year-old... (full context)
7. A Man Called Ove Drills A Hole For A Hook
...she staged the coup d'état in the Residents' Association. Anita explains quickly to Parvaneh and Patrick that there was a "wrangle" between Ove and Rune when Rune was elected head of... (full context)
11. A Man Called Ove and a Lanky One Who Can't Open a Window Without Falling Off a Ladder
...Ove informs her that her nosebleed isn't that bad, and Parvaneh curses and explains that Patrick fell off the ladder. She couldn't accompany him in the ambulance, doesn't have a driver's... (full context)
13. A Man Called Ove and a Clown Called Beppo
22. A Man Called Ove and Someone in a Garage
24. A Man Called Ove and a Brat Who Draws In Color
...hospital, the Saab is filled with people. Parvaneh gives Nasanin crayons, which makes Ove angry. Patrick is wedged into the middle of the backseat and tries not to disturb the newspaper... (full context)
31. A Man Called Ove Backs Up a Trailer. Again.
34. A Man Called Ove and a Boy in the House Next Door
35. A Man Called Ove and Social Incompetence
...he's just never "engaged" in 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.... (full context)
...who have been improperly placed in assisted living. The man keeps staring at Ove as Patrick explains that they also have his bank statements, email records, and web history. The man... (full context)
37. A Man Called Ove and a Lot of Bastards Sticking Their Noses In
...standing outside Ove's house. Mirsad mumbles a greeting and Ove has dinner at Parvaneh and Patrick's house while Mirsad and Amel talk in Ove's kitchen. Ove thinks that Sonja would've liked... (full context)
38. A Man Called Ove and the End of a Story
39. A Man Called Ove
...staff 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... (full context)
A Man Called Ove and an Epilogue