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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Warm and funny and tragic and uplifting all in one. Extence should be on everyone's radar.”

    Jasper Fforde, author of The Eyre Affair

  • “Extence’s engaging coming-of-age debut skillfully balances light and dark, laughter and tears.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A bittersweet, cross-audience charmer.”

    Library Journal

  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, June 2013
  • Winner of the 2014 YALSA Alex Award
  • A 2013 School Library Journal Best Book
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About the Author

Gavin Extence is the author of The Universe Versus Alex Woods. He lives in Sheffield, England, with his wife, baby daughter, and cat.

About the Narrator

Joe Thomas has appeared in numerous television shows, including Fresh Meat, Threesome, and The Inbetweeners. He has also worked as a writer, comedian, and audiobook narrator.