The Resource Boy swallows universe : a novel, Trent Dalton

Boy swallows universe : a novel, Trent Dalton

Label
Boy swallows universe : a novel
Title
Boy swallows universe
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Trent Dalton
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Exiled in a drug-oppressed refugee suburb in 1980s Australia, a 12-year-old boy dreams of a career in journalism while fending off the local criminal element to protect his imprisoned mother
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Award
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year, 2019.
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Literary Fiction Book of the Year, 2019.
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Newcomer of the Year, 2019.
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2018.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, People's Choice Award for Fiction, 2019.
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10680644
Cataloging source
MLSOD
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Dalton, Trent
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR8287.A556
LC item number
B68 2019
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Dysfunctional families
  • Nineteen eighties
  • Criminals
  • Friendship
  • Teenage boys
  • Brisbane (Qld.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Boy swallows universe : a novel, Trent Dalton
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  • OverDrive eBook
  • Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062940452
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6D2AD140-84F6-44DE-8AFF-999EBBAA4246
System control number
(OCoLC)1090891833
Label
Boy swallows universe : a novel, Trent Dalton
Link
Publication
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062940452
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6D2AD140-84F6-44DE-8AFF-999EBBAA4246
System control number
(OCoLC)1090891833

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