Series: A middling office worker is frustrated by his job. His frustration results in uncontrollable bouts of transformation. First, his lunch is stolen by a monkey, then his popcorn turns to flower buds… from an extinct species of flowers. Eventually, he turns his office building into a fig tree that is as tall as a skyscraper. Each floor of the transformed building contains secrets. Some people in the city are drawn to the tree with reverence, others want to destroy it.
Author: Cortland Söderström
Major Characters: Mr. Nikoshima, a retired gymnast, a police officer, a tea shop Princess.
Minor Characters: The government officials, the gymnast’s niece and nephew, the dog walker.