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Author Backman, Fredrik, 1981- author.

Title Us against you [large print] / Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith.

Publication Info. Farmington Hills, Mich : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.
2018

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Large Print  LP F Backman    New Books Pittsburg 2ndFl  Available
Edition Large print edition.
Description 701 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Physical Medium large print. rda
Note "Originally published in Sweden in 2017 by Bokforlaget Forum as Vi mot er."
Summary "From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beartown and A Man Called Ove, hailed as "a writer of astonishing depth [with] the remarkable ability to make you understand the feelings of each of a dozen different characters" (The Washington Times), a heart-wrenching story of how loyalty, friendship, and love carry a town through its darkest days. After everything that the citizens of Beartown have gone through, they are struck yet another blow when they hear that their beloved local hockey team will soon be disbanded. What makes it worse is the obvious satisfaction that all the former Beartown players, who now play for a rival team in Hed, take in that fact. Amidst the mounting tension between the two rivals, a surprising newcomer is handpicked to be Beartown's new hockey coach. Soon a new team starts to take shape around Amat, the fastest player you'll ever see; Benji, the intense lone wolf; and Vidar, a born to be bad troublemaker. But bringing this team together proves to be a challenge as old bonds are broken, new ones are formed, and the enmity with Hed grows more and more acute. As the big match approaches, the not-so-innocent pranks and incidents between the communities pile up and their mutual contempt grows deeper. By the time the last game is finally played, a resident of Beartown will be dead, and the people of both towns will be forced to wonder if, after all they've been through, the game they love can ever return to something simple and innocent. "-- Provided by publisher.
Language In English, translated from the Swedish.
Summary A small community tucked deep in the forest, Beartown is home to tough, hardworking people who don't expect life to be easy or fair. They've always been able to take pride in their local ice hockey team, so it's a cruel blow when they hear that Beartown ice hockey might soon be disbanded. What makes it worse is the obvious satisfaction that all the former Beartown players, who now play for a rival team in the neighboring town of Hed, take in that fact. As the tension mounts between the two adversaries, a newcomer arrives who gives Beartown hockey a surprising new coach-- and a chance at a comeback. -- adapted from publisher info
Subject Hockey -- Tournaments -- Fiction.
Sweden -- Fiction.
Hockey stories.
City and town life -- Sweden -- Fiction.
Large type books
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Sports.
FICTION / General.
Genre/Form Sports fiction.
Novels.
Added Author Smith, Neil (Neil Andrew), translator.
Backman, Fredrik, 1981- Bjornstad. English.
Added Title Vi mot er
ISBN 9781432850913 (lg. print)
1432850911 (lg. print)

 
    
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