A rare meteorite struck Alex Woods when he was 10 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 17, 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.
©2013 Gavin Extence (P)2013 Hachette Audio
Life has its ups and downs. From the author of The Universe Versus Alex Woods comes a dark, painful, and witty novel about a woman whose life is spiralling out of control. You're going to find some of my actions frustrating. I'm hard to live with, maddening, uneven - I get that. But I can't stand around listing my faults, or we'll be here for ever. All I ask right now is that you indulge me. For as long as it lasts, this is going to be one hell of a ride.
©2015 Gavin Extence (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton
Gavin Extence, the celebrated author of The Universe Versus Alex Woods, joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to talk about his latest novel, The Empathy Problem.
©2016 Audible Studios (P)2016 Audible Studios
An unforgettable new novel from literary sensation Gavin Extence that brings to life the human condition, with insight, tenderness and humour. Beneath the stars, on a stony beach, stand two brothers. They are wearing lifejackets that are too big for them and their most precious belongings are sealed in waterproof bags tucked inside the rucksacks on their backs. Turkey is behind them. Two or three kilometres' swim away is the Greek island of Samos, now only a smudge in the moonlight. Their feet are blistered from walking, their energy is failing. They wade forward into the Aegean Sea and count one, two, three. This is the story of what happens next. This is the story of Mohammed and Zain. Brothers. Sons. Refugees.
©2019 Gavin Extence (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited