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The Resource Beartown, Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith

Beartown, Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith

Label
Beartown
Title
Beartown
Statement of responsibility
Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
Winning a junior ice hockey championship might not mean a lot to the average person, but it means everything to the residents of Beartown, a community slowly being eaten alive by unemployment and the surrounding wilderness. A victory like this would draw national attention to the ailing town: it could attract government funding and an influx of talented athletes who would choose Beartown over the big nearby cities. A victory like this would certainly mean everything to Amat, a short, scrawny teenager who is treated like an outcast everywhere but on the ice; to Kevin, a star player just on the cusp of securing his golden future in the NHL; and to Peter, their dedicated general manager whose own professional hockey career ended in tragedy. At first, it seems like the team might have a shot at fulfilling the dreams of their entire town. But one night at a drunken celebration following a key win, something happens between Kevin and the general manager's daughter--and the next day everything seems to have changed. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected. With so much riding on the success of the team, the line between loyalty and betrayal becomes difficult to discern. At last, it falls to one young man to find the courage to speak the truth that it seems no one else wants to hear. Fredrik Backman knows that we are forever shaped by the places we call home, and in this emotionally powerful, sweetly insightful story, he explores what can happen when we carry the heavy weight of other people's dreams on our shoulders
Member of
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1981-
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Backman, Fredrik
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Swedish
Literary form
fiction
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Smith, Neil
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
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  • Scandals
  • Hockey teams
  • Hockey
  • Hockey stories
  • Sweden
Target audience
adult
Label
Beartown, Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1951219
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
689 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410498120
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017012340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Beartown, Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1951219
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
689 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410498120
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017012340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print

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