The Resource The deal of a lifetime : a novella, Fredrik Backman ; translated by Alice Menzies

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

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The deal of a lifetime : a novella
Title
The deal of a lifetime
Title remainder
a novella
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Fredrik Backman ; translated by Alice Menzies
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Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
"A holiday novella about a man who sacrificed his family in the single-minded pursuit of success and the courageous little girl fighting for her life who crosses his path. 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"--
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1981-
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Backman, Fredrik
Dewey number
839.73/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from Swedish to English
LC call number
PT9877.12.A32
LC item number
D5813 2017
Literary form
fiction
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Menzies, Alice
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  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Fatherhood
Label
The deal of a lifetime : a novella, Fredrik Backman ; translated by Alice Menzies
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
sky290423482
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
65 pages
Isbn
9781501193491
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017044785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
je 11/17, ak 11/17, hn 11/17; mv 11/18
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Label
The deal of a lifetime : a novella, Fredrik Backman ; translated by Alice Menzies
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky290423482
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
65 pages
Isbn
9781501193491
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017044785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
je 11/17, ak 11/17, hn 11/17; mv 11/18
Other physical details
ill.

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