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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 cherished classic.

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

In this excellent paintings of fiction, Gregory Maguire turns his brilliant mind's eye to the query of underworlds, undergrounds, underpinnings—and understandings outdated and new, providing a creative spin on Carroll's enduring story. Ada, a chum 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 thoroughly domestic from this surreal international less than the realm. If Eurydice can ever be back to the fingers of Orpheus, or Lazarus may be raised from the tomb, probably Alice should be back to existence. both means, every thing that occurs subsequent is "After Alice."

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