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The winners : a novel / Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith.


"Maya Andersson and Benji Ovich, two young people who left in search of a life far from the forest town, come home and joyfully reunite with their closest childhood friends. There is a new sense of optimism and purpose in the town, embodied in the impressive new ice rink that has been built down by the lake. Two years have passed since the events that no one wants to think about. Everyone has tried to move on, but there's something about this place that prevents it. The destruction caused by a ferocious late-summer storm reignites the old rivalry between Beartown and the neighboring town of Hed, a rivalry which has always been fought through their ice hockey teams. Maya's parents, Peter and Kira, are caught up in an investigation of the hockey club's murky finances, and Amat--once the star of the Beartown team--has lost his way after an injury and a failed attempt to get drafted into the NHL. Simmering tensions between the two towns turn into acts of intimidation and then violence. All the while, a fourteen-year-old boy grows increasingly alienated from this hockey-obsessed community and is determined to take revenge on the people he holds responsible for his beloved sister's death. He has a pistol and a plan that will leave Beartown with a loss that is almost more that it can stand."-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 1982112794
  • ISBN: 9781982112790
  • ISBN: 9781501163173
  • ISBN: 1501163175
  • Physical Description: 673 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Translation of: Vinnarna.
Sequel to: Vi mot er. Published in English as: Us against you.
"Copyright © 2021 by Fredrik Backman. English language translation copyright © 2022 by Neil Smith. Originally published in Sweden in 2021 by Forum as Vinnarna."--Verso.
Language Note:
In English, translated from Swedish.
Subject: Alienation (Social psychology) > Fiction.
Hockey > Sweden > Fiction.
Hockey teams > Fiction.
Small cities > Fiction.
Corruption > Fiction.
Revenge > Fiction.
Storms > Fiction.
Sweden > Fiction.

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  • 62 of 149 copies available at NC Cardinal.
  • 3 of 4 copies available at Fontana Regional Library. (Show)


  • 14 current holds with 149 total copies.
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Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library F BACKMAN (Text) 39493110067396 Adult New Fiction Available -
Hudson (Fontana) F BACKMAN (Text) 39493109888091 Adult New Fiction Checked out 02/11/2023
Jackson County Public Library F BACKMAN (Text) 39493109438202 Adult New Fiction Available -
Nantahala Community Library F BACKMAN (Text) 39493109297343 Adult New Fiction Available -
Alexander Main Library F Backman (Text) 34269001368613 Adult Fiction Checked out 02/15/2023
Andrews Public Library F BAC (Text) 80605003645842 Adult Fiction Available -
Ashe County Public Library F BAC (Text) 50503300474352 Adult New Fiction On holds shelf -
Avery County Morrison Public Library FIC BAC (Text) 31111003025788 Adult Fiction Checked out 02/21/2023
Bethlehem Branch F Backman (Text) 34269001369546 Adult Fiction Available -
Black Mountain Library F BAC (Text) 0020513412815 Adult New Fiction On holds shelf -
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