The Circus by Jonas Karlsson audiobook

The Circus: A Novel

By Jonas Karlsson
Read by Kirby Heyborne

Random House Audio 9781101905173
4.26 Hours 1
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A real-life vanishing act leaves one man looking for his missing friend in this Kafkaesque new novel from the author of The Room and The Invoice.   NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2020 BY The New York TimesBookRiot • The A.V. Club • Gizmodo The gentle, off-beat narrator of The Circus is perfectly content with his quiet life. By day he works in a bakery, and by night he obsessively organizes and reorganizes his record collection: it’s all just the way he likes it. But when his childhood friend Magnus comes calling out of the blue, the contours of our narrator’s familiar world begin to shift. On a visit to the circus together, Magnus volunteers to participate in the magician’s disappearing act, and midway through the routine he vanishes. Is this part of the act? What’s happened to Magnus? And who is it calling on the phone in the dead of night, breathing into the receiver, but never saying a word?   Smart, sharply unsettling, and with its sleight of hand exquisitely kept, The Circus is a funhouse mirror of a read—one that ingeniously reveals the way we see ourselves and the stories we tell.

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A real-life vanishing act leaves one man looking for his missing friend in this Kafkaesque new novel from the author of The Room and The Invoice.   NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2020 BY The New York TimesBookRiot • The A.V. Club • Gizmodo The gentle, off-beat narrator of The Circus is perfectly content with his quiet life. By day he works in a bakery, and by night he obsessively organizes and reorganizes his record collection: it’s all just the way he likes it. But when his childhood friend Magnus comes calling out of the blue, the contours of our narrator’s familiar world begin to shift. On a visit to the circus together, Magnus volunteers to participate in the magician’s disappearing act, and midway through the routine he vanishes. Is this part of the act? What’s happened to Magnus? And who is it calling on the phone in the dead of night, breathing into the receiver, but never saying a word?   Smart, sharply unsettling, and with its sleight of hand exquisitely kept, The Circus is a funhouse mirror of a read—one that ingeniously reveals the way we see ourselves and the stories we tell.

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Author Bio: Jonas Karlsson

Author Bio: Jonas Karlsson

Jonas Karlsson writes plays and short fiction. One of Sweden’s most prominent actors, he has performed on Sweden’s premier stage and in several acclaimed feature films and television series. In 2005 Karlsson made his debut as a playwright, earning rave reviews from his audience and critics alike. Spurred by the joy of writing for the stage, Karlsson began writing fiction.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 4.26
Audience: Adult
Language: English