YPIN Global Book Club: The Invoice
Seattle, WA, USA
Travel around the world without leaving Seattle! Join the Global Book Club’s reading of The Invoice by Jonas Karlsson. The Young Professional International Network (YPIN)’s new internationally-focused book club helps us explore the world without a passport. Grab a copy of "The Invoice,” enjoy a coffee and pastry at Ada’s Technical Books, and join us for a fun and informal conversation.
“A heartfelt exploration of the cost of life and love—and the importance of the little things—from the author of the international bestseller, The Room Hilarious, profound, and achingly true-to-life, The Invoice explores the true nature of happiness through the eyes of 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 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.” (Penguin Random House)
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