Boy Swallows Universe

They enable him to carve out the best of what’s possible from the worst of what is, which is the miracle that makes this novel marvelous.” -Washington Post A "thrilling" (New York Times Book Review) novel of love, crime, magic, fate and ...

Boy Swallows Universe

Boy Swallows Universe

"The best book I read this decade." -Sharon Van Etten in Rolling Stone “Boy Swallows Universe hypnotizes you with wonder, and then hammers you with heartbreak. . . . Eli’s remarkably poetic voice and his astonishingly open heart take the day. They enable him to carve out the best of what’s possible from the worst of what is, which is the miracle that makes this novel marvelous.” -Washington Post A "thrilling" (New York Times Book Review) novel of love, crime, magic, fate and a boy’s coming of age in 1980s Australia, named one of the best literary fiction titles of 2019 by Library Journal. Eli Bell’s life is complicated. His father is lost, his mother is in jail, and his stepdad is a heroin dealer. The most steadfast adult in Eli’s life is Slim—a notorious felon and national record-holder for successful prison escapes—who watches over Eli and August, his silent genius of an older brother. Exiled far from the rest of the world in Darra, a neglected suburb populated by Polish and Vietnamese refugees, this twelve-year-old boy with an old soul and an adult mind is just trying to follow his heart, learn what it takes to be a good man, and train for a glamorous career in journalism. Life, however, insists on throwing obstacles in Eli’s path—most notably Tytus Broz, Brisbane’s legendary drug dealer. But the real trouble lies ahead. Eli is about to fall in love, face off against truly bad guys, and fight to save his mother from a certain doom—all before starting high school. A story of brotherhood, true love, family, and the most unlikely of friendships, Boy Swallows Universe is the tale of an adolescent boy on the cusp of discovering the man he will be. Powerful and kinetic, Trent Dalton’s debut is sure to be one of the most heartbreaking, joyous and exhilarating novels you will experience.

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Boy Swallows Universe
Language: un
Pages: 464
Authors: Trent Dalton
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-02 - Publisher: HarperCollins

"The best book I read this decade." -Sharon Van Etten in Rolling Stone “Boy Swallows Universe hypnotizes you with wonder, and then hammers you with heartbreak. . . . Eli’s remarkably poetic voice and his astonishingly open heart take the day. They enable him to carve out the best of
Boy Swallows Universe (Dyslexic Edition)
Language: un
Pages: 689
Authors: Trent Dalton
Categories: Australian fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher:

Brisbane, 1983: A lost father, a mute brother, a mum in jail, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious crim for a babysitter. It's not as if Eli's life isn't complicated enough already. He's just trying to follow his heart, learning what it takes to be a good
Boy Swallows Universe
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Trent Dalton
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-05 - Publisher: HarperCollins UK

‘Electric’ The Times ‘Thrilling’ New York Times ‘Extraordinary’ Joanna Cannon THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
Boy Swallows Universe \ El chico que se comió el universo (Spanish edition)
Language: un
Pages: 480
Authors: Trent Dalton
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-27 - Publisher: HarperCollins

An utterly wonderful debut novel of love, crime, magic, fate and a boy’s coming of age, set in 1980s Australia and infused with the originality, charm, pathos, and heart of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The mind can take you
Boy Swallows Universe \ El universo en sus manos (Spanish edition)
Language: un
Pages: 560
Authors: Trent Dalton
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-25 - Publisher: HarperCollins Espanol

An utterly wonderful debut novel of love, crime, magic, fate and a boy’s coming of age, set in 1980s Australia and infused with the originality, charm, pathos, and heart of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The mind can take you

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