“An existential literary road novel about a lonely Phoenix widower who discovers that his mysterious neighbor is an expert on an alien encounter.” – Alibris

“Alex Higley’s Old Open is an adventure and a riddle; a winding tale that’s equal parts Coen Brothers and Denis Johnson. A gruff, generous, insightful, very funny book, and I simply loved it.”
– Lindsay Hunter, author, Eat Only When You’re Hungry

“With echoes of DeLillo, Old Open is a deceptively simple novel that rebels against modern disillusionment, capturing nothing less than the texture and flux of life. Higley’s subjects include the gap between information and meaning, aliens and alienation, the desire to communicate and the need to feel understood. The result is a funny, moving, and hopeful novel.”
– Gabe Habash, author, Stephen Florida

“Alex Higley’s Old Open is an absurdist road novel, a meditation on loss, and a fractured philosophical quest. This is a compact labyrinth of a book, leading time and time again to the minotaur of Meaning.”
– James Tadd Adcox, author, Does Not Love

“An existential detective story of the most golden sheen. UFOs. Ennui. Mysteries expansive. Old Open is like Joy Williams and Charles Portis wrestling to the death in a dusty lot just before torrential rain. Alex Higley takes ordinary words and crushes them up into a fine powder that you can do any magic thing you want with. He’s one to behold.”
– Bud Smith, author, Work

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