the universe versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence

Alex was hit by a meteorite when he was 10 which left him suffering from frequent epileptic seizures. With humour, wisdom and a great deal of grace Alex learns to manage his condition through mindfulness, meditation and “right living”. His mother loves him to bits – she is a down to earth tarot card reading/clairvoyant and solid as a rock. He meets Mr. Peterson – a crippled Vietnam vet who smokes weed to manage his pain – but also a no-nonsense, clear sighted man of integrity. Alex and Mr. Peterson become friends and forge a partnership that will create all kinds of havoc in Alex’s life. This is a tremendous book – filled with humour, insight and wisdom – yippee!