The Resource Us against you : a novel, Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith

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

Label
Us against you : a novel
Title
Us against you
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
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
Member of
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Backman, Fredrik
Dewey number
839.73/8
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hockey teams
  • Hockey
  • Small town life
  • Hockey coaches
  • Sweden
Label
Us against you : a novel, Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Sequel to: Beartown
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Simon & Schuster Canada edition.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9781501163128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1035215594
  • (OCoLC)1035215594
Label
Us against you : a novel, Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith
Publication
Note
Sequel to: Beartown
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Simon & Schuster Canada edition.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9781501163128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1035215594
  • (OCoLC)1035215594

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