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Us against you : a novel / Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith.

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  • 15 of 44 copies available at Sitka.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Sparwood Public Library.

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Sparwood Public Library FIC BAC (Text) 35172000252235 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Beaver Valley Public Library F BAC (Text) 35144000191770 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Boissevain-Morton Library F/Backman (Text) 36266000302401 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 10/24/2018
Bowen Island Public Library F BAC (Text) 30947000540399 New Books Volume hold Checked out 10/21/2018
Bren Del Win Centennial Library F Backman (Text) 36320000354415 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 10/31/2018
Burns Lake Public Library AF BAC (Text) 35198000663451 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 11/10/2018
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Creston Public Library FIC BAC (Text) 35140100041352 New Books Display Volume hold Checked out 10/27/2018
Elkford Public Library FC BAC (Text) 35170000426098 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Fernie Heritage Library FIC BAC (Text) 35136000541251 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 10/16/2018
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501163128 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 435 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Simon & Schuster Canada edition.
  • Publisher: Toronto : Simon & Schuster, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Translation of: Vi mot er.
Sequel to: Beartown.
Summary, etc.:
After everything that the citizens of Beartown have gone through, they are struck yet another blow when they learn their beloved local hockey team will soon be disbanded. Even more galling is the obvious pleasure that all the former Beartown players, who now play for the club in nearby Hed, feel about this news. As tensions between the two rivals rise, it falls to Peter, Beartown Hockey's general manager, to find a way to rescue the Bears. But even as Peter fights to delay the end of the club, someone else is already planning its rebirth. Elisabeth Zackell is a no-nonsense former pro-athlete, handpicked to be Beartown's new hockey coach. Shrugging off the ugly rumors about her, Zackell begins to build a new team around Amat, the fastest player you'll ever see; Benji, the crazed lone wolf; and Vidar, a born-to-be-bad troublemaker. Bringing the team together is a challenge, one that becomes even more difficult when Benji is outed, leaving his friends and teammates feeling betrayed by his having kept his sexuality a secret for years. Old bonds are broken, new ones are formed, and the rivalry with Hed grows ever more intense. As the big match approaches and winter darkness settles across both towns, the not-so-innocent pranks and incidents between the communities grow more dangerous, and hatred grows deeper. When the last game is finally played, one of Beartown's key players will be dead, and residents of both towns will be forced to wonder whether, after all they've been through, the game they love can ever return to something simple: a hockey stick each, two goals, two teams; us against you, in its purest, most innocent form. Us Against You is a declaration of love for all the big and small, bright and dark stories that form and color our communities. Compelling and heart-breaking, it's a rollercoaster of emotions, and it is Fredrik Backman at his very best.
Language Note:
Translated from the Swedish.
Subject: Competition (Psychology) > Fiction.
Hockey teams > Fiction.
City and town life > Sweden > Fiction.
Communities > Fiction.
Hockey players > Fiction.
Social conflict > Fiction.
Hockey stories.
Sweden > Fiction.

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