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The Universe Versus Alex Woods (Hardback)
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The Universe Versus Alex Woods (Hardback)

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Hardback 416 Pages / Published: 31/01/2013
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A tale of an unexpected friendship, an unlikely hero and an improbable journey, Alex's story treads the fine line between light and dark, laughter and tears. And it might just strike you as one of the funniest, most heartbreaking novels you've ever read. Alex Woods knows that he hasn't had the most conventional start in life. He knows that growing up with a clairvoyant single mother won't endear him to the local bullies. He also knows that even the most improbable events can happen - he's got the scars to prove it. What he doesn't know yet is that when he meets ill-tempered, reclusive widower Mr Peterson, he'll make an unlikely friend. Someone who tells him that you only get one shot at life. That you have to make the best possible choices. 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 ...

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781444765885
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 636 g
Dimensions: 221 x 160 x 35 mm

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“Utterly compelling!”

Gavin Extence opens this gem of a novel with a scene from the narrative's finale in order to introduce us to the varied and charming protagonist that is Alex Woods, who also serves as the first person narrator.... More

Hardback edition
12th February 2013
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“Absolutely love this book. Read it now!!!”

Read this for our reading group at Waterstones Wigan and was so so impressed! Gavin more than exceeded my expectations with this brilliant book which is full of accurate observations about life, and fascinating facts... More

Hardback edition
4th May 2013
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“The Universe Versus Alex Woods”

This book approaches a highly controversial subject with sensitivity,empathy, rationality and humour. I do not wish to dwell on comparisons with other authors, but fans of Mark Haddon may especially be interested in... More

Hardback edition
20th November 2012
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