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The Resource Boy Swallows Universe

Boy Swallows Universe

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Boy Swallows Universe
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Boy Swallows Universe
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"The best book I read this decade." -Sharon Van Etten in Rolling Stone"Boy Swallows Universe hypnotizes you with wonder, and then hammers you with heartbreak. . . . Eli's remarkably poetic voice and his astonishingly open heart take the day. They enable him to carve out the best of what's possible from the worst of what is, which is the miracle that makes this novel marvelous." -Washington PostA "thrilling" (New York Times Book Review) novel of love, crime, magic, fate and a boy's coming of age in 1980s Australia, named one of the best literary fiction titles of 2019 by Library Journal. 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 neglected 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
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Dalton, Trent
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  • Fiction
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Boy Swallows Universe
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OVERDRIVE:6d2ad140-84f6-44de-8aff-999ebbaa4246
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9780062940452
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Boy Swallows Universe
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:6d2ad140-84f6-44de-8aff-999ebbaa4246
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062940452
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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