Beartown A Novel Backman Fredrik Literature Fiction

Beartown A Novel Backman Fredrik Literature Fiction
Beartown A Novel Backman Fredrik Literature Fiction

Fredrik Backman is the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She s Sorry Britt Marie Was Here Beartown Us Against You and Anxious People as well as two novellas and one work of nonfiction His are published in more than forty countries He lives in Stockholm Sweden with his wife and two children Connect with him on Fac and Twitter BackmanLand and on Instagram Backmansk Review An Best of April How do I love Beartown Let me count the ways It s a domestic drama in which a family is pulled apart an act of violence It s a coming of age story for a young woman who must choose to speak out or keep silent And a young man too actually It s a slow build thriller opening the story with the statement that one teenager is going to put a shotgun to the head of another and pull the trigger It s a cautionary tale of small town thinking yet at the same time celebrates how a handful of people can change a tight knit community Beartown has so much going on within its enjoyably readable pages that putting it in a literary box is all but impossible and indeed that is one of the many reasons readers will pass this amongst one another with a confident I think you ll like this As the town s finances decline small scrappy Beartown hunkers deeper into itself proud only of its white hot junior hockey team led a coach whose hard driving mantra is simply Win Seizing the upcoming hockey championship could lure a new hockey academy their way and jumpstart the local economy But the exposure of a hidden crime sweeps the hockey club into its vortex and fractures the town and longtime friendships even as it welds together new unlikely alliances Once the crime is revealed Beartown could have strolled down an easy trail but Backman refuses to tread it sidestepping the predictable as he forges a new path of soul searching and truth telling There are hard moments here and readers might find difficult discoveries in their own hearts as the people of Beartown struggle with what they hope is real but fear is not Masterful in its storytelling and honesty this is another winner for Backman surpassing even his much lauded A Man Called Ove Adrian Liang The Review

 

Beartown A Novel Backman Fredrik Literature Fiction
Publisher: Atria Books Media Tie In edition April 25 2017
Publication date: April 25 2017
Language: English 

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