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The Universe Versus Alex Woods

by Gavin Extence

Orbit | June 25, 2013 | Hardcover

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A rare meteorite struck Alex Woods when he was ten years old, leaving scars and marking him for an extraordinary future. The son of a fortune teller, bookish, and an easy target for bullies, Alex hasn''t had the easiest childhood.

But when he meets curmudgeonly widower Mr. Peterson, he finds an unlikely friend. Someone who teaches him that that you only get one shot at life. That you have to make it count.

So when, aged seventeen, Alex is stopped at customs with 113 grams of marijuana, an urn full of ashes on the front seat, and an entire nation in uproar, he''s fairly sure he''s done the right thing ...

Introducing a bright young voice destined to charm the world, The Universe Versus Alex Woods is a celebration of curious incidents, astronomy and astrology, the works of Kurt Vonnegut and the unexpected connections that form our world.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 416 pages, 8.75 × 6 × 1.5 in

Published: June 25, 2013

Publisher: Orbit

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316246573

ISBN - 13: 9780316246576

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The Universe Versus Alex Woods

by Gavin Extence

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 416 pages, 8.75 × 6 × 1.5 in

Published: June 25, 2013

Publisher: Orbit

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316246573

ISBN - 13: 9780316246576

About the Book

A rare meteorite struck Alex Woods when he was 10 years old, leaving scars and marking him for an extraordinary future. Through a bright young voice, the novel is a celebration of curious incidents and the unexpected connections that form this world.

From the Publisher

A rare meteorite struck Alex Woods when he was ten years old, leaving scars and marking him for an extraordinary future. The son of a fortune teller, bookish, and an easy target for bullies, Alex hasn''t had the easiest childhood.

But when he meets curmudgeonly widower Mr. Peterson, he finds an unlikely friend. Someone who teaches him that that you only get one shot at life. That you have to make it count.

So when, aged seventeen, Alex is stopped at customs with 113 grams of marijuana, an urn full of ashes on the front seat, and an entire nation in uproar, he''s fairly sure he''s done the right thing ...

Introducing a bright young voice destined to charm the world, The Universe Versus Alex Woods is a celebration of curious incidents, astronomy and astrology, the works of Kurt Vonnegut and the unexpected connections that form our world.

About the Author

Gavin Extence was born in 1982 and grew up in the interestingly named village of Swineshead, England. From the ages of 5-11, he enjoyed a brief but illustrious career as a chess player, winning numerous national championships and travelling to Moscow and St Petersburg to pit his wits against the finest young minds in Russia. He won only one game.

Gavin now lives in Sheffield with his wife, baby daughter and cat. He is currently working on his second novel. When he is not writing, he enjoys cooking, amateur astronomy and going to Alton Towers.

Editorial Reviews

"If you enjoy interesting and unique experiences, you will find this to be the must-read of the summer...[The Universe Versus Alex Woods] is a must-have for your library, and a treat for both the young, as well as the young at heart. There is some very deep subject matter discussed, yet the end result is extraordinary. Gavin Extence is an author to watch for."-Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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