‘Thrilling’ New York Times
‘Extraordinary’ Joanna Cannon
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
Life is pretty tough right now for twelve-year-old Eli – what with his mute brother, a convicted murderer for a babysitter, a drug-dealing stepfather, an incarcerated mother and a long-lost father – surely it can’t get any worse?
Think again. He’s about to fall in love, break into prison and cross paths with one of the most notorious criminals Brisbane has ever seen.
A coming-of-age story like no other, Boy Swallows Universe is the most exhilarating novel you’ll read all year.
About the author
Trent Dalton is a staff writer for The Weekend Australian Magazine and a former assistant editor of The Courier-Mail. He’s a two-time winner of a Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism, a three-time winner of a Kennedy Award for Excellence in NSW Journalism and a four-time winner of the national News Awards Feature Journalist of the Year. Boy Swallows Universe is his first book.