Who would think a day, let alone a day at a shopping centre, could change your life? But this was no ordinary shopping centre. Its shape-a pyramid built of five levels -- was only the beginning of the enigma. Excited by the challenge to discover its meaning, our shopper sets out to explore this new centre. Many shops seemed ordinary enough: the mega food markets, clothing boutiques, and even a bus station. But there were strange things -- like the man who thought government spies were going through his garbage and the elderly lady who died while resting on a slatted bench. And it was hard to ignore the backhoe driver zooming by shouting aphorisms! Will our shopper make it to the top floor? This is a journey filled with remarkable characters: the skilled wood carver, the exuberant artist -- a spirited young woman more than ready for life's challenges, and the old man-wise and circumspect. Through this expedition our shopper answers many of life's questions and probes the depths of the human experience.