After Alice: A Novel

After Alice: A Novel

Gregory Maguire

From the multi-million-copy bestselling writer of Wicked comes a mystical new twist on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, released to coincide with the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Lewis’s Carroll’s cherished classic.

When Alice toppled down the rabbit-hole one hundred fifty years in the past, she chanced on a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent ideas and abrasive egos because the international she left at the back of. yet what of that global? How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice’s disappearance?

In this terrific paintings of fiction, Gregory Maguire turns his incredible mind's eye to the query of underworlds, undergrounds, underpinnings—and understandings previous and new, supplying an artistic spin on Carroll’s enduring story. Ada, a pal of Alice’s pointed out in brief in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is off to go to her buddy, yet arrives a second too late—and tumbles down the rabbit-hole herself.

Ada brings to Wonderland her personal imperfect apprehension of reason and impression as she embarks on an odyssey to discover Alice and spot her effectively domestic from this surreal global under the realm. If Eurydice can ever be again to the hands of Orpheus, or Lazarus may be raised from the tomb, maybe Alice will be again to lifestyles. both method, every thing that occurs subsequent is “After Alice.”

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