Boy Swallows Universe

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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
464
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.1 X 8.0 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062898111
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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

"A captivating and quirky life story that leads the reader on an intense and rewarding journey; highly recommended."--Library Journal (starred review)
"An insightful coming-of-age novel."--Book Riot
"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
"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
"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
"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