Us Against You
The New York Times Number 1 Bestselling Author
- Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd
- Publish Date
- June 2018
Us Against You is the heart-wrenching story of the loyalty, friendship, and love that carried a small community through its darkest days. Us Against You tells the story of the months after the terrible events that shook Beartown last spring. Best friends Maya and Ana spend the summer on a hidden island, trying to leave the world behind, but nothing goes as they hope. Beartown and neighbouring Hed's rivalry grows into a furious struggle for money, power, and survival that explodes as their hockey teams meet. When a player's most closely guarded secret is revealed, a whole community is forced to show what it really wants to stand for. They will say that violence came to Beartown that year, but it will be a lie. The violence was already there. Fredrik Backman's Us Against Them, the stand alone sequel to Beartown, is a powerful depiction of the poignant and striking relationships of a small town. It's a story about loyalty, friendship, and a love that challenges everything.