The Resource Beartown, Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith

Beartown, Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith

Label
Beartown
Title
Beartown
Statement of responsibility
Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith
Title variation
Bear Town
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
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
Member of
Summary
In the tiny forest community of Beartown, the possibility that the amateur hockey team might win a junior championship, bringing the hope of revitalization to the fading town, is shattered by the aftermath of a violent act that leaves a young girl traumatized
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Tone
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10556841
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Backman, Fredrik
Dewey number
839.73/8
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
840
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Backman, Fredrik
  • Smith, Neil
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scandals
  • Hockey
  • Sweden
Target audience
adult
Label
Beartown, Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish 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
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
689 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410498120
Isbn Type
(hbk. : lg. print)
Lccn
2017012340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)971509493
Label
Beartown, Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish 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
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
689 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410498120
Isbn Type
(hbk. : lg. print)
Lccn
2017012340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)971509493

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