Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton audiobook

Boy Swallows Universe: A Novel

By Trent Dalton
Read by Stig Wemyss

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062898104

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982625276

  • ISBN: 9781982625269

  • ISBN: 9781982625283

Runtime: 16.70 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the Indies Choice Book Award

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

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 anywhere you want to go.

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 seedy 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A mix of romance, suspense, organized crime and humor…thrilling.” New York Times Book Review
"Boy Swallows Universe hypnotizes you with wonder, and then hammers you with heartbreak. The events of Eli’s life are often fatal and tragic, but fate and tragedy do not overpower the story…which is the miracle that makes this novel marvelous.” Washington Post

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Author

Author Bio: Trent Dalton

Author Bio: Trent Dalton

Trent Dalton is an award-winning journalist at the Weekend Australian Magazine. His writing includes several short and feature-length film screenplays. He was nominated for a 2010 AFI Best Short Fiction screenplay award for his latest film, Glenn Owen Dodds, which also won the prestigious International Prix Canal award at the world’s largest short film festival, the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. Dalton’s debut feature film screenplay, In the Silence, is currently in production.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 16.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English