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The Invoice by Jonas Karlsson
  

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With a love story and a surreal and funny tale about happiness, this book changes the way you see your life.

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Synopsis

The Invoice by Jonas Karlsson

It's an unremarkable life, I guess, nothing special. I'm in my thirties, I work part-time in a video store in Stockholm, most of my friends are busy with their families, I live alone. I suppose you'd say I have an ordinary life...But I love this city, and even though my flat is small it suits me, I'm comfortable here. In the summer, the sun shines in through my windows at just the right angle and I can hear all the sounds of summer life down in the street. And there's a really good ice-cream stall just near my building, which sells my favourite flavours. So, ordinary maybe, but happy. Yes, I think it's fair to say I'm a happy man. And isn't that enough? With a love story and a charming, surreal and funny tale about happiness, The Invoice will change the way you see your life.


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Karlsson's wry, whimsical novel excels at describing the simple pleasures of everyday life: it's as if Kafka decided to look on the bright side -- Anthony Gardener * Mail on Sunday * [Karlsson's] modern-day fable is entertaining, thought-provoking and delivered with good humour. -- Lettie Kennedy * Observer * The Invoice is a refreshingly odd book, told in a distinctive voice with a strong resistance to conformity at its heart. -- Arifa Akbar * Independent * An original, funny and thought-provoking tale of romance, happiness and modern life. * Candis * Funny satire. * The National *


About the Author

Jonas Karlsson is one of Sweden's most prominent actors, having performed in numerous plays at the Royal Dramatic Theatre - Sweden's premier theatre - as well as in several acclaimed feature films and TV series. In 2005, Karlsson made his debut as a playwright with the play Nocturnal Walk for the Stockholm City Theatre, which received rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. He then moved on to fiction and has published three collections of short stories in Sweden. The Room will be published in 12 countries.

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Book Info

Publication date

7th January 2016

Author

Jonas Karlsson

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Publisher

Hogarth an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Hardback
160 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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ISBN

9781781090411

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