by Fredrik Backman
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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First Published in the UK as The Scandal of An Instant, NEW YORK TIMES best-selling Beartown tells the story of a terrible crime that the fractures of a city and all the peopleWhen something bad happens, who has the courage to stand up to everyone”I totally believed in the residents of Beartown, and felt torn by events in the book” Jojo Moyes, author of Moi’s best-selling Avant de “Surrounded by impenetrable forests, it recreates thestifling atmosphere of a dying communityShe’s a mature, compassionatenovel.The Sunday Times’A story about family, friendship and loyalty, inequality, women’s vulnerability, from male to male slaps, and parenthoodA novel with a big heart “Joenkoepings-Posten, from Sweden Backman is a master writer of” Kirkus Reviews :___”End one evening, towards the end of March, a teenager caught a double shotgun barrel, entered the forest, put the gun on someone else’s forehead and on the triggerIt’s the story of how we got here.”Beartown is a small town in a large Swedish forestFor most of the year, it is under a thick blanket of snow, the experience of nature cold and dark that brings people together – or pulls it apartIts isolation means Beartown has been slowly reduced with each passing yearBut now, the city is about to experience an amazing renaissanceEveryone can feel the excitementA bright new future is just around the cornerUntil one day he is put at risk by a single brutal actIt divides the city into those who think it should be ignored and forgotten, and those who take the risk of the future of justiceFinally, it is up to a young man to find the courage to tell the truth that it seems no one else wants to hear.
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