The Scandal

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Beartown 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. Everyone can feel the excitement. Change is in the air and a bright new future is just around the corner. Until 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. With the town’s future at stake, no one can stand by or stay silent. Everyone is on one side or the other. Which side would you be on?

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Look out for ANXIOUS PEOPLE, the new novel by Fredrik Backman and INSTANT #1 New York Times bestseller!

***Beartown is now a MAJOR HBO TV series, coming to UK screens in 2021***

‘I utterly believed in the residents of Beartown and felt ripped apart by the events in the book’ JOJO MOYES

‘I couldn’t put it down. Heart-rending and engrossing’ 5***** reader review
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In a large Swedish forest, Beartown hides a dark secret . . .

Cut-off from everywhere else it experiences the kind of isolation that tears people apart.

And each year more and more of the town is swallowed by the forest.

Then the town is offered a bright new future.

But 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.

Who will speak up?

Could you stand by and stay silent?

Or would you risk everything for justice?

Which side would you be on?
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‘A mature, compassionate novel’ Sunday Times

‘You’ll love this engrossing novel’ People

‘You know a book is good when you don’t want it to end’ 5***** reader review

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Weight 0.341 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

483

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

839.738 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K