Maya Andersson and Benji Ovich can see how much Beartown has changed. Two years have passed since the events no one wants to think about. The destruction caused by a 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. Tensions between the two towns turn into acts of intimidation and then violence. All the while, a fourteen-year-old boy grows increasingly alienated and is determined to take revenge on the people he holds responsible for his 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.
Fredrik Backman, geboren 1981 geboren, hat als Gabelstapler-Fahrer und Kolumnist gearbeitet und wurde als Blogger bekannt. Der Autor lebt mit seiner Frau und seinen beiden kleinen Kindern in Solna bei Stockholm.