Voyager Author of the Month: Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire is the bestselling author of Wicked: The Life and Times fo the Wicked Witch of the West, the basis for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical that took the world by storm. He has written eight other books for adults, including Confessions of an Ugly StepsisterLost and Mirror Mirror. Maguire has lectured on art and culture at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the DeCordova Museum as well as at conferences around the world. He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts and in Vermont.

After AliceAbout After Alice:

Down the rabbit hole, where adventures await.

From multimillion-copy bestselling author of WICKED Gregory Maguire comes a magical new twist on ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s beloved classic.

When Alice toppled down the rabbit hole 150 years ago, she found a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent rules and abrasive egos as the world she left behind. But what of that world? How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice’s disappearance? In this brilliant new work of fiction, Gregory Maguire turns his dazzling imagination to the question of underworlds, undergrounds, underpinnings-and understandings old and new, offering an inventive spin on Carroll’s enduring tale. Ada, a friend of Alice’s mentioned briefly in ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, is off to visit her friend but arrives a moment too late-and tumbles down the rabbit hole herself. Ada brings to Wonderland her own imperfect apprehension of cause and effect as she embarks on an odyssey to find Alice and see her safely home from this surreal world below the world. The White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the blood-thirsty Queen of Hearts-droll and imperious as always-interrupt their mad tea party to suggest a conundrum: If Eurydice can ever be returned to the arms of Orpheus, or if Lazarus can be raised from the tomb, perhaps Alice can be returned to life. Either way, everything that happens next is after Alice.




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