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The universe versus Alex Woods

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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.
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9780316246576
9780316403030
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subject_facet Bildungsromans, Epileptics -- Fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Teenagers -- Great Britain -- Fiction, Veterans -- Fiction
title_display The universe versus Alex Woods
title_full The Universe Versus Alex Woods, The universe versus Alex Woods / Gavin Extence
title_short The universe versus Alex Woods
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topic_facet Bildungsromans, Epileptics, Fiction, Friendship, Literature, Teenagers, Veterans