The Deal Of A Lifetime

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What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik Backman, read by Santino Fontana.

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 past regrets, his hopes for the future.

Now, on Christmas Eve, he has been given the chance to do something remarkable that could change the destiny of the 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 humour 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.

The Deal of a Lifetime strikes straight at the heart and hits you – Deccan Chronicle, India

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

Critics Review

  • The Deal of a Lifetime strikes straight at the heart and hits you

    India
  • 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
  • Praise for Beartown

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  • Surrounded by impenetrable forests, it recreates the stifling atmosphere of a dying community. This is a mature, compassionate novel.

    Sunday Times
  • A story about families, about friendship and loyalty, inequality, female vulnerability, male back-slapping, and parenthood … No person’s story is too little to be told, Backman includes them all. A novel with a big heart

    Jönköpings-Posten, Sweden

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