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Us Against You

(2018)
(The second book in the Beartown series)
A novel by

 
 
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown returns with an unforgettable novel "about people - about strength and tribal loyalty and what we unwittingly do when trying to show our boys how to be men" (Jojo Moyes).

Have you ever seen a town fall? Ours did.
Have you ever seen a town rise? Ours did that, too.

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. No matter how difficult times get, 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.

Soon a team starts to take shape around Amat, the fastest player you'll ever see; Benji, the intense lone wolf; always dutiful and eager-to-please Bobo; 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 town's enmity with Hed grows more and more acute.

As the big game approaches, the not-so-innocent pranks and incidents between the communities pile up and their mutual contempt intensifies. By the time the last goal is scored, a resident of Beartown will be dead, and the people of both towns will be forced to wonder if, after everything, the game they love can ever return to something as simple and innocent as a field of ice, two nets, and two teams. Us against you.

Here is a declaration of love for all the big and small, bright and dark stories that give form and color to our communities. With immense compassion and insight, Fredrik Backman - "the Dickens of our age" (Green Valley News) - reveals how loyalty, friendship, and kindness can carry a town through its most challenging days.

Genre: Literary Fiction    

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June 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Us Against You (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-4328-5091-1 / 978-1-4328-5091-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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June 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Us Against You: From The New York Times Bestselling Author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 0-7181-8659-1 / 978-0-7181-8659-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
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January 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Us Against You: A Novel (Beartown)
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-5011-6079-6 / 978-1-5011-6079-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
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Paperback Editions

March 2019 : USA Paperback

Title: Us Against You: A Novel
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-5011-6080-X / 978-1-5011-6080-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Washington Square Press
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September 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Us Against You
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-5011-6312-4 / 978-1-5011-6312-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Us Against You
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-982100-40-0 / 978-1-982100-40-7 (USA edition)
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June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Us Against You: From The New York Times Bestselling Author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 0-7181-8660-5 / 978-0-7181-8660-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
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June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Us Against You
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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June 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Us Against You
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June 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Us Against You
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-5082-5224-6 / 978-1-5082-5224-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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June 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Us Against You: A Novel
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-5082-5173-8 / 978-1-5082-5173-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Us Against You
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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June 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Us Against You
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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September 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Us Against You
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
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June 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Us Against You: From The New York Times Bestselling Author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Penguin
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June 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Us Against You: A Novel (Beartown)
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Atria Books
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