Look out for ANXIOUS PEOPLE, the new novel by Fredrik Backman, the 13 million copy internationally bestselling author of A Man Called Ove.
The captivating and moving follow-up to the international bestseller Beartown.
'I utterly believed in the residents of Beartown, and felt ripped apart by the events in the book' Jojo Moyes on Beartown
Can a broken town survive a second tragedy?
By the time the last goal is scored, someone in Beartown will be dead . . .
Us Against You is the story of two towns, two teams and what it means to believe in something bigger than yourself. It's about how people come together - sometimes in anger, often in sorrow, but also through love. And how, when we stand together, we can bring a town back to life.
Praise for Fredrik Backman:
'A mature, compassionate novel' Sunday Times
'Backman can tickle the funny bone and tug on the heart strings when he needs to, and is a clever enough storyteller to not overindulge in either' Independent
'As popular Swedish exports go, Backman is up there with ABBA and Stieg Larsson' The New York Times Book Review
Praise for Beartown and Fredrik Backman
I utterly believed in the residents of Beartown, and felt ripped apart by the events in the book
Surrounded by impenetrable forests, it recreates the stifling atmosphere of a dying community. This is a mature, compassionate novel
Backman can tickle the funny bone and tug on the heart strings when he needs to, and is a clever enough storyteller to not overindulge in either
As popular Swedish exports go, Backman is up there with ABBA and Stieg Larsson.
Friday Night Lights for Swedes
A kind of problem play that moves extremely skilfully near the melodramatic without derailing. Its originality is substantial and the book credibly conveys the dual faces of everyday life. An impressive novel, like no other
Praise for Us Against You
A story about families, about friendship and loyalty, inequality, female vulnerability, male back-slapping, and parenthood ... No person's story is too little to be told, Backman includes them all. A novel with a big heart
Evident in all [Backman] novels is an apparent ability to state a truth about humanity with breathtaking elegance