The Winners

A Novel

    • 4.4 • 159 Ratings
    • $14.99
    • $14.99

Publisher Description

A breathtaking new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anxious People and A Man Called Ove, The Winners returns to the close-knit, resilient community of Beartown for a story about first loves, second chances, and last goodbyes.

Over the course of two weeks, everything in Beartown will change.

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.

As it beautifully captures all the complexities of daily life and explores questions of friendship, loyalty, loss, and identity, this emotion-packed novel asks us to reconsider what it means to win, what it means to lose, and what it means to forgive.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2022
September 27
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
688
Pages
PUBLISHER
Atria Books
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
7.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Jerrman ,

Totally Compelling

A unique writer’s voice that charms and weaves a complex web of personal stories, both tragic and triumphant.

kissdaddy ,

Wow

What an epic way to finish the story of Hed and Beartown and all those who live, love, and die there. I’ve Often found the third books in trilogies to be the weakest of the series, not this one. It is the best.

carocross ,

Done!

Reread first two books of trilogy just recently. While I liked them, this one plodded on relentlessly. Needs a lot of editing to remove unnecessary, repetitive lines. Never got truly caught up in this book. Relieved it’s over. Wanted to quit reading it but stayed til the bitter end. Disappointing.

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