Alice’s commune seems a small hippie utopia in a dreamlike forest, but the utopian surface begins to crack when strange things start happening. A small deformed creature with a bowling ball head appears out of nowhere and turns to Alice for support. Her trips to the pond start to bring transcendental omens and strange visitors. Thus begins a journey in which Alice wanders away from her idyllic home to find another world and to slowly connect the dots of her own world’s missing history. This post-apocalyptic adult hippie fairy tale is comic, poignant, thoughtful, and sparkling, a magical tapestry with many threads.
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ALICE, a new novel by Amazon bestselling author (90-minute reads free list) and two-time Faulkner-Wisdom Prize finalist, Gary Gautier.
“The poetry of the novel is alluring, striking in tone, reminiscent of Brautigan’s In Watermelon Sugar”
Michael T. Tusa, Author of And Trouble Followed and Chasing Charles Bukowski
“Interesting throughout, with the dialogue and the ending especially well-done”
Dan Adams, author of Fivehead
Sample (opening scene)
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With an MA from UT-Austin and a Ph.D. from CU-Boulder, I've taught writing and literature at several universities, and have published children’s and scholarly books, literary criticism, novels, and poetry. I've hitchhiked through 35 states and 16 countries, run two marathons, and once, due to a series of misadventures, spent six months as the chef at a French restaurant.
I believe that happiness comes from simplicity of lifestyle and richness of human contact, not from purchasing power or leverage over others.
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