Boy Swallows Universe

Recommended by Alan Kohler, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #21 in Australian, Ranked #40 in Teen Boys

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...

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Alan Kohler Nearly finished @TrentDalton’s Boy Swallows Universe. What a fantastic book. Absolutely loving it - thanks Trent. (Source)

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