Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 432 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.25 in
Published: January 14, 2014
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 031624659X
ISBN - 13: 9780316246590
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 Woodsis 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.
"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