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Us Against You

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

 
 
Instant New York Times Bestseller! The author of A Man Called Ove returns with "a lyrical look at how a community heals, how families recover, and how individuals grow" (The Washington Post).

"Fans of Backman will not be disappointed. His work continues to amaze and captivate, enlighten and thrill." - Shelf Awareness

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 their town's ice hockey club 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. But the arrival of a newcomer gives Beartown hockey 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 huge challenge, especially as the town's enmity with Hed grows more and more acute as the big game approaches.

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 reveals how loyalty, friendship, and kindness can carry a town through its most challenging days.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

June 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Us Against You (Beartown)
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

May 2019 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Us Against You
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-982115-54-8 / 978-1-982115-54-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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May 2019 : 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: 1-4059-3023-3 / 978-1-4059-3023-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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March 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Us Against You: A Novel (Beartown)
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 : 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 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)
Publisher: Atria Books
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Audio Editions

March 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Us Against You (Beartown)
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-5082-7763-X / 978-1-5082-7763-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Us Against You: A Novel
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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June 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Us Against You: A Novel
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
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: Penguin Books Ltd
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June 2018 : Australia 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
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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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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Kindle Editions

September 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Us Against You
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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June 2018 : Australia, 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 Book 2)
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon