The stagnation of middle-class suburban adult existence is taking its toll on Adam Schlepper, a depressed high school English teacher finally coming face-to-face with the void of meaning in his life. But when he suddenly finds himself interfacing with his recently deceased father in dreams all too real, Mr. Schlepper is forced to confront issues with both himself and his family in order to move forward. Told from multiple points of view, the novel weaves through different perspectives and understandings, giving each character their own unique voice.


Relationships, psychedelics, sex, and philosophy all revealed through the college experience of Porter Bloom. Alternate University follows Porter as he navigates the private university environment in this seven-semester epic; an open, honest, hilarious depiction of modern college life. Ian Gabriel Mitchell's debut novel shies away from nothing.

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