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The deal of a lifetime : a novella / Fredrik Backman ; translated by Alice Menzies.

Backman, Fredrik, 1981- (author.). Menzies, Alice, (translator.).
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  • 19 of 22 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 22 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Geneva Branch FIC BACKMAN DEA (Text) 34207002133594 Adult Fiction Available -
Brownstown PL - Brownstown FIC BACKMAN (Text) 79361000106948 Adult Fiction Checked out 11/13/2018
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola FIC BACKMAN F (Text) 33118000181901 Adult: General Fiction Available -
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver FIC BAC DEA (Text) 34304000873668 Adult - Fiction Available -
Flora-Monroe Twp PL - Flora FIC BAC (Text) 50825010729894 Fiction Available -
Garrett PL - Garrett FIC BAC (Text) 30010170836699 Fiction Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg FIC BACKMAN (Text) 32826014118467 Adult Fiction In transit -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon F BAC (Text) 34330513189416 Adult - General Fiction Available -
Linden Carnegie PL - Linden F BAC (Text) 34239004408690 Adult Fiction, Main Library Available -
Linton PL - Linton F BAC (Text) 30149000847318 Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501193491
  • ISBN: 150119349X
  • Physical Description: 65 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2017

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"Originally published in Sweden in 2016 by Helsingborgs Dagblad"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"It all begins with a father telling a story to his son on Christmas Eve. But this isn't your typical Christmas story. The father admits to his son that he's taken a life but he won't say whose--not yet. One week earlier, in a hospital late at night, the man met a five-year-old girl with cancer. She's a smart kid--smart enough to know that she won't beat cancer by drawing with crayons all day, but it seems to make the adults happy, so she keeps doing it. As the man tells his son about this plucky little girl, he slowly reveals more about himself: while he may be a successful businessman, idolized by the media and his peers, he knows he failed as a parent. Overwhelmed by the responsibility of fatherhood, he took the easy way out and left his wife and little boy twenty years ago to pursue professional success. Now he is left wondering if it's too late to forge a relationship with his son, who seems to be his opposite in every way--prizing happiness over money, surrounded by loving friends in a cozy town where he feels right at home. Face to face with the idea that something is missing, the man is given the unexpected chance to do something selfless that could change the destiny of the little girl in the hospital bed. But before he can make the deal of a lifetime, he needs to find out what his own life has actually been worth in the eyes of his son. And so, he seeks him out and tells him this story"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Self-actualization (Psychology) > Fiction.
Fatherhood > Fiction.
Genre: Christmas fiction.

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