Author(s): Fredrik Brouneus
What happens when we die?
This has been the third question on mankind's faq list since the dawn of time (numbers one and two being: Is this edible? and Excuse me, would you care to breed? ). I know what happens. Believe me, I'd rather not. But I do. There is a lighthouse, and it guides our souls along the narrow path to being reborn as humans. It's the light at the end of the tunnel. Unfortunately, as my undead granddad and the Tibetan special mission monk in my kitchen have kindly told me, there's a problem with the lighthouse. And if the world is to be saved, someone needs to fix it. Which is where I come in: George Larson, eighteen years old. Who could possibly be better suited to save the world? Well, almost anyone. Especially as being a teenage guy is nothing at all about question three but all about questions one and two. And really, that's complicated enough as it is.
Winner of the 2013 Sir Julius Vogel Award for best youth novel.
"A terrific story; funny, original and surprising" - Fleur Beale
"Quirky, funny and wise" - Mandy Hager
Fredrik Brouneus is a Swedish writer who has lived in Dunedin since 2009. His previous books include a children's thriller and a young adult pop novel, both of which were published in Swedish.