South African Trade Publisher of the Year 2016 & 2017

Search for your favourite author or book

The Scandal

ISBN 
9780718186586
Format 
Trade Paperback
Recommended Price 
R290.00
Published 
June 2017
About the book: 

Late one evening towards the end of March, a teenager picked up a double-barrelled shotgun, walked into the forest, put the gun to someone else's forehead and pulled the trigger. This is the story of how we got there.

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?

The 7-million copy inernational bestselling author, an instant New York Times Bestseller

'As popular Swedish exports go, Backman is up there with ABBA and Stieg Larsson.'  - The New York Times Book Review

Other titles by this author 
About the Author
Fredrik Backman is the New York Times  bestselling author of the novels A Man Called OveMy Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry,  Britt-Marie Was HereAnd Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer,  Beartown,  and  The Deal of a Lifetime.  His books are being published around the world in more than thirty-five languages. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children.
 
Us Against You  is his latest novel.

Others also viewed

Twenty-three year old Katy Speed is fascinated by the house across the street. The woman who...
Own Your Industry is a guide to what you can do to position yourself as the “go-to-name...
In Ponyboy's world there are two types of people. There are the Socs, the rich society kids who...
Learn the skills of trading on the stock market, and it can provide you with the opportunity to...