The Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik Backman
Length: 86 pgs.
Genre: Modern Fiction
Rating: 4.5 stars
From the Publisher’s Description:
A father and a son are seeing each other for the first time in years. The father has a story to share before it’s too late. He tells his son about a courageous little girl lying in a hospital bed a few miles away. 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 he talks about this plucky little girl, the father also reveals more about himself: his triumphs in business, his failures as a parent, his past regrets, his hopes for the future.
Now, on a cold winter’s night, the father has been given an 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 that answer.
With humor and compassion, Fredrik Backman’s The Deal of a Lifetime reminds us that life is a fleeting gift, and our legacy rests in how we share that gift with others.
Well, hats off to Backman again! He has written a stunning, thought-provoking, emotional novella. The Deal of a Lifetime is a story about what is important in life. A story between a father and his son. A story about a girl who is fighting for her life. A story about love, forgiveness, and redemption.
Backman has a way of evoking the readers emotions with his brilliant writing. Whether it’s capturing your heart in A Man Called Ove or making you laugh out loud with Anxious People, Backman’s writing has proven amazing in every thing I’ve read by him so far. And this novella is no different. In a short amount of pages, he delivers a story that is poignant, captivating, and moving. And bonus, this novella also has beautiful illustrations throughout. I will be buying this in print so I can have it on my shelf with the other books I have by Backman (I read the Kindle e-book this time around). If you’re looking for an amazing short read, I highly recommend this!