By Gregory Maguire
From the multi-million-copy bestselling writer of depraved comes a paranormal 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 a hundred and fifty years in the past, she discovered a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent ideas and abrasive egos because the international she left at the back of. yet what of that international? How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice's disappearance?
In this significant paintings of fiction, Gregory Maguire turns his unbelievable mind's eye to the query of underworlds, undergrounds, underpinnings—and understandings outdated and new, delivering an artistic spin on Carroll's enduring story. Ada, a pal of Alice's pointed out in brief 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 properly domestic from this surreal international under the area. If Eurydice can ever be lower back to the palms of Orpheus, or Lazarus might be raised from the tomb, possibly Alice may be back to existence. both method, every thing that occurs subsequent is "After Alice."
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104 In 1979, Lorenzo began a hostile takeover attempt of National Airlines, a company three times the size of Texas International. 105 National was a carrier with a route structure radiating north and west from Florida and east to London. At $26 a share, National offered a stable of used aircraft at a premium price. After Lorenzo began his raid, a number of other airlines jumped in, including Pan American, Eastern, and Air Florida. Pan Corporate Pirates and Robber Barons 27 Am, which wanted National for the domestic feed it could supply for Pan Am's international routes, ultimately concluded a nonhostile "white knight" acquisition for $55 a share, or a total of $400 million, and swallowed National.
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Texas International billboards showed flying peanuts grinning from ear to ear. Somehow it all seemed appropriate. Jimmy Carter, the former peanut farmer from Plains, Georgia, was President, and it was he who had blindly championed deregulation. The more savvy analysts and industry executives predicted that when the dust of deregulation finally settled, the industry would be dominated by a handful of megacarriers, perhaps no more than four or five firms. Neither Jimmy Carter nor his CAB chairman, the economist Alfred Kahn, could afford to agree with so dire a prediction, for that would mean that deregulation would be an imprudent experiment.
After Alice: A Novel by Gregory Maguire