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Boy swallows universe / Trent Dalton.

by Dalton, Trent [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Sydney 4th Estate, 2018Description: 474 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781460753897; 1460753895.Subject(s): Friendship -- Fiction | Teenage boys -- Australia -- Fiction | Working class -- Australia -- Queensland -- Fiction | Nineteen eighties -- Fiction | Dysfunctional families -- Fiction | Families -- Fiction | Brisbane (Qld.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction | Criminals -- FictionGenre/Form: Australian fiction -- 21st century.DDC classification: A823.4 Summary: "A wonderful novel of love, crime, magic, fate and coming of age, set in Brisbane's violent working class suburban fringe. 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. A story of brotherhood, true love and the most unlikely of friendships."--Publisher.
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"A wonderful novel of love, crime, magic, fate and coming of age, set in Brisbane's violent working class suburban fringe. 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. A story of brotherhood, true love and the most unlikely of friendships."--Publisher.

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