Ditt livs affär

Ditt livs affär The Deal of A Lifetime

It is Christmas Eve and a father and son are meeting for the first time in years. The father has a story he needs to share before it’s too late. As he tells his son about a courageous little girl lying in a hospital bed a few miles away, he reveals even more about himself: his triumphs in business, his failures as a parent, his past regrets, his hopes for the future.

Now, on this night before Christmas, the father has been given the unexpected chance to do something remarkable that could change the destiny of a little girl he hardly knows. But before he can make the deal of a lifetime, he must find out what his own life has actually been worth, and only his son can reveal the answer.

With humor and compassion, Fredrik Backman’s The Deal of a Lifetime reminds us that life is a fleeting gift, and our legacies rest in how we share that gift with those we love.

Reviews

  • “This (dimensionally) tiny book comes packed with huge emotion. Readers will speed through it in under two hours, then spend the rest of the day - at least - pondering the astonishing ideas it unleashes. The Deal of a Lifetime quite literally will grab you from the start and set you off in a host of incredible directions. Fredrik Backman has a wonderful ability to reach deep inside his readers, pull out feelings they didn't know they had, and set their minds spinning. What a blockbuster! ”

    The Book Reporter, US

  • “[This] book is short but every word counts and that’ll hit you square in the heart. /…/ You may shed tears over this book. You may need to savor it a second time, to feel its words again. However you read it, The Deal of a Lifetime is an experience you’ll never trade.”

    Rushville Republican, US

  • The Deal of a Lifetime strikes straight at the heart and hits you — in a good way. ”

    Deccan Chronicle, India

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Author
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Published
2017
Genre
  • Literary
Pages
96
Reading material

English edition

Swedish manuscript

Rights sold

Bulgaria, Ciela

Canada, Simon & Schuster

China, Guomai (Simplified Chinese)

Korea, Dasan

Sweden, Forum

US, Atria

Film rights sold

US, No Trace Camping

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