The narrator of this story is an ordinary guy with a part time job in a video rental store. One day he gets an extremely large invoice that he isn't expecting, so it must be a mistake of some kind. After all how could he owe some bureaucratic office he had never heard of. After ignoring the first invoice he receives a second, including a late fee penalty which increases the invoice by an astronomical amount.
It turns out that it isn't a mistake. In fact, it turns out that nothing in life is free, not the air he breaths nor any of the physical or emotional experiences he's had. The more he gets drawn into a bureaucratic maze the more he is unable to escape his past. But what is the price of happiness and how will he pay? What happens if he can't pay? Read along and find out as the author of this book provides a hilarious well written tale that is entertaining as well as thought provoking.
Thanks to Library Thing and Hogarth Books for allowing me to read this in exchange for an honest review.