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The Universe Versus Alex Woods

By Gavin Extence, 1982-

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.

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Format: Book
Author: Extence, Gavin, 1982-
Summary: "Alex Woods was struck by a meteorite when he was ten years old, leaving scars that marked him for an extraordinary life. The son of a fortune teller, bookish, and an easy target for bullies, he hasn't had the most conventional childhood. 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 Dover customs with 113 grams of marijuana, an urn full of ashes on the passenger seat, and an entire nation in uproar, he's fairly sure he's done the right thing ..."--From publisher description.
Title: The universe versus Alex Woods / Gavin Extence.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Redhook, 2013.
Subject: Teenagers -- Great Britain -- Fiction. Epileptics -- Fiction. Veterans -- Fiction Friendship -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780316246576 (hc.) 0316246573 (hc.) 9780316246590 (pbk.) 031624659X (pbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: F Extence
Oclc: 810122438
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Bib Id: 441442

Format: Book
Author: Extence, Gavin, 1982-
Summary: "Alex Woods was struck by a meteorite when he was ten years old, leaving scars that marked him for an extraordinary life. The son of a fortune teller, bookish, and an easy target for bullies, he hasn't had the most conventional childhood. 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 Dover customs with 113 grams of marijuana, an urn full of ashes on the passenger seat, and an entire nation in uproar, he's fairly sure he's done the right thing ..."--From publisher description.
Title: The universe versus Alex Woods / Gavin Extence.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Redhook, 2013.
Description: 407 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Teenagers -- Great Britain -- Fiction.
Subjects: Epileptics -- Fiction.
Subjects: Veterans -- Fiction
Subjects: Friendship -- Fiction
ISBN: 9780316246576 (hc.)
ISBN: 0316246573 (hc.)
ISBN: 9780316246590 (pbk.)
ISBN: 031624659X (pbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: F Extence