By Gregory Maguire
From the multi-million-copy bestselling writer of depraved comes a mystical new twist on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, released to coincide with the a hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Lewis's Carroll's loved classic.
When Alice toppled down the rabbit-hole one hundred fifty years in the past, she came upon 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 awesome paintings of fiction, Gregory Maguire turns his superb mind's eye to the query of underworlds, undergrounds, underpinnings—and understandings outdated and new, supplying a creative spin on Carroll's enduring story. Ada, a pal of Alice's pointed out in short in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, is off to go to her good friend, 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 notice her accurately domestic from this surreal international under the realm. If Eurydice can ever be back to the hands of Orpheus, or Lazarus should be raised from the tomb, maybe Alice will be back to lifestyles. both means, every thing that occurs subsequent is "After Alice."
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