Boy Swallows Universe

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Product Details

Price
$26.99  $24.83
Publisher
Harper
Publish Date
Pages
464
Dimensions
6.3 X 1.6 X 9.1 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062898104
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About the Author

Trent Dalton is a renowned author and award-winning journalist whose writings include several short and feature-length film screenplays. A journalist for The Australian, he was the recipient of the prestigious International Prix Canal award at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. He currently resides with his family in his hometown of Brisbane, Australia.

Reviews

"Trent Dalton is the most extraordinary writer--a rare talent. A major new voice on the Australian literary scene has arrived."--Nikki Gemmell
"An astonishing achievement. Dalton is a breath of fresh air--raw, honest, funny, moving, he has created a novel of the most surprising and addictive nature. Unputdownable."--David Wenham
"Joyous. Simply joyous. I hugged myself as I read it. My heart raced, swelled, burst; my eyes leaked tears; my stomach ached from laughter. Boy Swallows Universe is--I can't think of a word more apt--magical. This vibrant, vital, altogether miraculous coming-of-age novel marks the debut of an exquisitely gifted storyteller. . . and what's more, it's transformative: After reading Trent Dalton's book, you won't be the same as you were before."--A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window
"An insightful coming-of-age novel."--Book Riot
"A wonderful surprise: sharp as a drawer full of knives in terms of subject matter; unrepentantly joyous in its child's-eye view of the world; the best literary debut in a month of Sundays."--The Weekend Australian
"A captivating and quirky life story that leads the reader on an intense and rewarding journey; highly recommended."--Library Journal (starred review)
"At times Boy Swallows Universe will grip your attention and then break your heart. It is a story of love, crime, and hope. It is written with love and told with joy. Trent Dalton is a powerful new voice in fiction."--Washington Book Review
"A marvelously plot-rich novel, which...is filled with beautifully lyric prose....Exceptional."--Booklist (starred review)
"A splashy, profane, and witty debut."--USA Today
"An electric novel. . . . a lively, funny affirmation of the human instinct for survival."--The Times (London)
"Extraordinary and beautiful storytelling."--The Guardian