“From the moment you are born you start to die.”

So says Pierre Anthon when he decides there is no meaning to life, leaves the classroom, climbs a plum tree and stays there.

His friends and classmates cannot get him to come down – not even by pelting him with rocks.

To prove to him that there is a meaning to life, they set out to build a heap of meaning in an abandoned sawmill. But it soon becomes obvious that each person cannot give up what is most meaningful and events begin to spiral out of control…

This short clip tells you all you need to know about this controversial bestselling existential novel. It’s been a smash hit around the world. Just to prove it, this video is in Spanish, with English subtitles:

Pub date: August 2011 ISBN: 978-1905537-32-7
RRP: £7.99
Format: B- format pb
Extent: 224
Rights available: English, excl UK and North America

Genre: Coming of Age, Existential, Fiction, Modern classic, Strident, Young Adult
Subjects: celebrity, Meaning of life, self-awareness