Beartown by Fredrik Backman
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A dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream and the price required to make it come true from international bestseller Fredrik Backman
Beartown is a small town in a large Swedish forest.
For most of the year it is under a thick blanket of snow, experiencing the kind of cold and dark that brings people closer together – or pulls them apart.
Its isolation means that Beartown has been slowly shrinking with each passing year. But now the town is on the verge of an astonishing revival. A bright new future is just around the corner.
Until the day it is all put in jeopardy by a single, brutal act.
It divides the town into those who think it should be hushed up and forgotten, and those who’ll risk the future to see justice done. At last, it falls to one young man to find the courage to speak the truth that it seems no one else wants to hear.
With the town’s future at stake, no one can stand by or stay silent. Everyone is on one side or the other.
Which side would you be on?
About the Author: Number 1 New York Times bestseller FREDRIK BACKMAN made his literary debut in 2012 with the global sensation A Man Called Ove – now a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks. Wickedly funny, touching and wise, Fredrik Backman’s novels are odysseys of the ordinary man and woman, and stunningly moving tales of everyday courage. Up to now, Fredrik Backman has written seven highly acclaimed novels, two heartfelt novellas about life and love, and one non-fiction book about parenthood. His books have sold more than 18 million copies in 46 languages and the Swedish film adaption of A Man Called Ove was nominated for two Academy Awards. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children.
03 May 2018
Paperback / softback
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
General (US: Trade)
03 May 2018
Beartown: From the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and Anxious People by Fredrik Backman ISBN 9781405930208