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The Room: A Novel

Authors: Karlsson, Jonas
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC019000, FIC064000, FIC052000
ISBN: 9780804139991, Related ISBNs: 0553409999, 0553410008, 0804139989, 0804139997, 9780553409994
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 192,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Funny, clever, surreal, and thought-provoking, this Kafkaesque masterpiece introduces the unforgettable Bjorn, an exceptionally meticulous office worker striving to live life on his own terms.
 
Bjorn is a compulsive, meticulous bureaucrat who discovers a secret room at the government office where he works--a secret room that no one else in his office will acknowledge. When Bjorn is in his room, what his co-workers see is him standing by the wall and staring off into space looking dazed, relaxed, and decidedly creepy. Bjorn's bizarre behavior eventually leads his co-workers to try and have him fired, but Bjorn will turn the tables on them with help from his secret room.

Debut author Jonas Karlsson doesn't leave a word out of place in this brilliant, bizarre, delightful take on how far we will go--in a world ruled by conformity--to live an individual and examined life.
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