The Universe Versus Alex Woods

By Gavin Extence
(Redhook, Hardcover, 9780316246576, 407pp.)

Publication Date: June 25, 2013

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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.




About the Author
Gavin Extence est ne en 1982, dans un village du Lincolnshire. De cinq a onze ans, il a connu une breve mais illustre carriere de joueur d'echecs, remportant de nombreux tournois nationaux et voyageant a Moscou et Saint-Petersbourg pour se mesurer aux meilleurs joueurs de Russie. Il n'y a remporte qu'une seule partie.Gavin vit a present a Sheffield avec sa femme, sa fille et son chat. Il prepare actuellement son deuxieme roman. Passionne d'astronomie, il aime cuisiner et aller dans des parcs d'attractions a ses heures perdues.
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