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Short Synopsis
From the acclaimed author of The Room comes a story about the cost of life and love, and the pleasure of the little things, in the modern world.

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Hilarious, profound, and achingly true to life, Jonas Karlsson's new novel explores the true nature of happiness through the eyes of a hero you won't soon forget. A passionate film buff, our hero's life revolves around his part-time job at a video store, the company of a few precious friends, and a daily routine that more often than not concludes with pizza and a movie in his treasured, small space in Stockholm. When he receives an astronomical invoice from a random national bureaucratic agency, everything will tumble into madness as he calls the hotline night and day to find out why he is the recipient of the largest bill in the entire country.

What is the price of a cherished memory? How much would you pay for a beautiful summer day? How will our carefree idealist, who is content with so little and has no chance of paying it back, find a way out of this mess? All these questions pull you through The Invoice and prove once again that Jonas Karlsson is simply a master of entertaining, intelligent, and life-affirming work.

"Narrator Shaun Grindell's warm, charming voice adds just the right amount of emotion to each character. . . . Listeners will appreciate Grindell's cozy portrayals of humble people." ---AudioFile

"A thought-provoking existential comedy about a lowly, Swedish video store clerk who receives an astronomical bill for simply living his life." ---Shelf Awareness

The Invoice

A Novel

Author Jonas Karlsson

Narrated by Shaun Grindell

Publication date Jul 12, 2016

Running time 3 hrs 28 min

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