Boy Swallows Universe
  • Author : Trent Dalton
  • Release Date : 02 April 2019
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 13 : 9780062940452
Ratings: 3.5
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"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.

Boy Swallows Universe

Boy Swallows Universe

Author : Trent Dalton
Publisher : HarperCollins
Genre : Fiction
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"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 ...

Boy Swallows Universe

Boy Swallows Universe

Author : Trent Dalton
Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
Genre : Fiction
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'The best Australian novel I have read in more than a decade' Sydney Morning Herald 'Astonishing, captivating ... a wild, beautiful, heart-exploding ride' Elizabeth Gilbert The bestselling novel that has taken Australia, and the world, by storm. Winner of Book of the Year at the 2019 Indie Book Awards, winner of a ...

Boy Swallows Universe

Boy Swallows Universe

Author : Trent Dalton
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Genre : Fiction
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‘Electric’ The Times ‘Thrilling’ New York Times ‘Extraordinary’ Joanna Cannon THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER...

All Our Shimmering Skies

All Our Shimmering Skies

Author : Trent Dalton
Publisher : HarperCollins
Genre : Fiction
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From the internationally bestselling and beloved author of the critically acclaimed Boy Swallows Universe, a mesmerizing, uplifting novel of adventure and unlikely friendships in World War II Australia—calling to mind The Wizard of Oz as directed by Baz Luhrmann. Darwin, 1942. As Japanese bombs rain down on her hometown, newly ...

By Sea   Stars

By Sea Stars

Author : Trent Dalton
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Australia
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"Dazzling, poetic and vivid storytelling from one of Australia's greatest writers, which tells the bloody, brutal and enthralling story of the epic journey of the First Fleet. Originally published as a multi-part serial in The Australian, By Sea and Stars tells the story of the epic voyage which led to ...

Boy Swallows Universe Playscript

Boy Swallows Universe Playscript

Author : Trent Dalton,Tim McGarry
Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
Genre : Performing Arts
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The bestselling novel, which has taken Australia and the world by storm, now comes alive onstage. Brisbane, 1985: 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 Bell's life isn't complicated enough ...

See What I Have Done

See What I Have Done

Author : Sarah Schmidt
Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Genre : Fiction
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“One of America’s most notorious murder cases inspires this feverish debut” novel that goes inside the mind of Lizzie Borden (The Guardian). On the morning of August 4, 1892, Lizzie Borden calls out to her maid: Someone’s killed Father. The brutal ax-murder of Andrew and Abby Borden in their home ...

Love Stories

Love Stories

Author : Trent Dalton
Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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WINNER, INDIE BOOK AWARDS 2022 BOOK OF THE YEAR Trent Dalton, Australia's best-loved writer, goes out into the world and asks a simple, direct question: 'Can you please tell me a love story?' A blind man yearns to see the face of his wife of thirty years. A divorced mother ...