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
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.