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4.6 out of 5 stars 195 customer reviews

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‘Extraordinary … you will want this’ Joanna Cannon

‘Many coming-of-age novels set in the 1980s are little more than a roll-call of pop songs, retro snack foods and chopper bikes. Not this one. This is a proper literary novel about addiction, poverty, parenting and the power of love … Dalton has created an electric novel out of a troubled childhood … it’s a lively, funny affirmation of the human instinct for survival in a hostile environment’ The Times

‘Chock full of magic and what it really means to be a good person. The Bell brothers will stay with me for a very long time’ Rachael Brown, Guardian

‘Thrilling’ New York Times

‘Stellar … makes the typical coming-of-age novel look bland by comparison …This is an outstanding debut’ Publishers Weekly

‘Boy Swallows Universe hypnotizes you with wonder, and then hammers you with heartbreak. The events of Eli’s life are often fatal and tragic, but fate and tragedy do not overpower the story. 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 Post

‘Marvellous … filled with beautifully lyric prose … exceptional’ Booklist (Starred Review)

‘The best Australian novel I have read in more than a decade' Sydney Morning Herald

‘The most extraordinary writer – a rare talent' Nikki Gemmell

‘Unsuspectedly joyous… sad, warm, witty’ The Australian

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An utterly wonderful novel of love, crime, magic, fate and coming of age, set in Brisbane's violent working class suburban fringe – from one of Australia's most exciting new writers.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 861 KB
  • Print Length: 424 pages
  • Publisher: 4th Estate (1 July 2018)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B078QRFRZX
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 195 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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