A town this small can’t afford to take sides. But when the worst happens, whose side would you take?nnLate one evening towards the end of March, a teenager picked up a double-barrelled shotgun, walked into the forest, put the gun to someone else’s forehead and pulled the trigger.nnThis is the story of how we got there. nnBeartown is a small town in a large Swedish forest. For most of the year it is under a thick blanket of snow, experiencing the kind of cold and dark that brings people closer together – or pulls them apart. Its isolation means that Beartown has been slowly shrinking with each passing year. But now the town is on the verge of an astonishing revival. Change is in the air and a bright new future is just around the corner.nnUntil the day it is all put in jeopardy by a single, brutal act. It divides the town into those who think it should be hushed up and forgotten, and those who’ll risk the future to see justice done. 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.nnWith the town’s future at stake, no one can stand by or stay silent. Everyone is on one side or the other.nnWhich side would you be on?
nBeartown: From The New York Times Bestselling Author of A Man Called Ove By (author) Fredrik Backman ISBN:9781405930208