Children and Young Adults
Young Adult Novel
The Meaning of Atlas
Meningen med Atlas
16 year old Atlas is dying from cancer. Unable to stand the treatment, he runs away. His only plan is to get away from everything. At the train station in Copenhagen, his attention is drawn to a girl, who’s living on the seamy side of life. The two of them fetch up wandering the streets of Copenhagen. Atlas keeps quiet about his condition and let himself lead into the Copenhagen she knows; the dark side of the city, and the freetown Christiania. For Atlas, it’s only Molly who make sense.
‘(…) a classic love story where opposites attract and match. (…) Through the story of two people and their different ways of seeking a meaning in life, in what for them is an existential explosion, Lian’s prose is strong and poetic, and holds the very big questions.’Vårt Land