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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Boy Swallows Universe
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'Brisbane, 1983: A lost father, a mute brother, a mum in jail, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious crim for a babysitter. It's not as if Eli's life isn't complicated enough already. He's just trying to follow his heart, learning what it takes to be a good man, but life just keeps throwing obstacles in the way - not least of which is Tytus Broz, legendary Brisbane drug dealer.

'But if Eli's life is about to get a whole lot more serious. He's about to fall in love. And, oh yeah, he has to break into Boggo Road Gaol on Christmas Day, to save his mum.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Other formats: Also large print.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.
  • Other formats: Also dyslexic edition
  • Other formats: Also braille.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney South, South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Fourth Estate , 2018 .
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      Extent: 488p.p.
      Reprinted: 18 Mar 2019
      Note/s:
      • Published 18 June 2018.

      ISBN: 9781460753897, 1460753895
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      HarperCollins ,
      2019 .
      image of person or book cover 898073719982955234.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 452 p.p.
      Edition info: 1st US Ed.
      Note/s:
      • Published 2 April 2019.

      ISBN: 0062898108, 9780062898104 (pbk)
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Fourth Estate , 2019 .
      Extent: 480p.p.
      Limited edition info: Limited hardback gift edition
      Note/s:
      • Published 21 October 2019.

      ISBN: 9781460758366, 1460758366
Alternative title: El chico que se comió el universo
Language: Spanish
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      HarperCollins ,
      2019 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 1 v.p.
      ISBN: 0062932012, 9780062932013

Works about this Work

Boyhood Amelia Lester , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 12 May 2019; (p. 12)

— Review of Boy Swallows Universe Trent Dalton , 2018 single work novel

'Hidden behind a sliding-glass door in a built-in wardrobe of Trent Dalton’s childhood home was a secret room, and a red phone. Dalton was 6 when the space was revealed to him by one of his three brothers. Many years later, he realized this was his family’s escape room.' (Introduction)

Five Emerging Australian Authors Talk about Writing Their Breakthrough Novels Sarah L'Estrange , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , January 2019;

'Some of Australia's best known authors managed to reach literary fame with their debut novels: Kate Grenville with Lilian's Story, which won the Vogel Literary Award in 1984; Richard Flanagan with Death of a River Guide, which won several awards, including the National Fiction Award in 1996; and Andrew McGahan with Praise, which won the Vogel in 1991.' (Introduction)

Trent Dalton : Boy Swallows Universe Chris Maher , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , August 2018;

'Boy Swallows Universe is a first novel rich in adventure, description and plot.

'Mark Twain famously said that truth is stranger than fiction, and the parts of Boy Swallows Universe that draw on Trent Dalton’s actual boyhood are as intriguing as the fictional plot involving drug czars, prison break-ins and prescient siblings.' (Introduction)

Boyhood Amelia Lester , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 12 May 2019; (p. 12)

— Review of Boy Swallows Universe Trent Dalton , 2018 single work novel

'Hidden behind a sliding-glass door in a built-in wardrobe of Trent Dalton’s childhood home was a secret room, and a red phone. Dalton was 6 when the space was revealed to him by one of his three brothers. Many years later, he realized this was his family’s escape room.' (Introduction)

Trent Dalton : Boy Swallows Universe Chris Maher , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , August 2018;

'Boy Swallows Universe is a first novel rich in adventure, description and plot.

'Mark Twain famously said that truth is stranger than fiction, and the parts of Boy Swallows Universe that draw on Trent Dalton’s actual boyhood are as intriguing as the fictional plot involving drug czars, prison break-ins and prescient siblings.' (Introduction)

Five Emerging Australian Authors Talk about Writing Their Breakthrough Novels Sarah L'Estrange , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , January 2019;

'Some of Australia's best known authors managed to reach literary fame with their debut novels: Kate Grenville with Lilian's Story, which won the Vogel Literary Award in 1984; Richard Flanagan with Death of a River Guide, which won several awards, including the National Fiction Award in 1996; and Andrew McGahan with Praise, which won the Vogel in 1991.' (Introduction)

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