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              Boy Swallows Universe

              Boy Swallows Universe (Paperback)

              By Dalton, Trent

              • RRP: $19.99
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              The bestselling novel that has taken Australia, and the world, by storm. 'Without exaggeration, the best Australian novel I have read in more than a decade ... A rollicking ride, rich in philosophy, wit, truth and pathos' Sydney Morning Herald Brisbane, 1983: A lost father, a mut...e 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 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, Boy Swallows Universe will be the most heartbreaking, joyous and exhilarating novel you will read all year - an instant Australian classic. 'Trent Dalton is the most extraordinary writer - a rare talent. A major new voice on the Australian literary scene has arrived.' Nikki Gemmell 'An astonishing achievement. Dalton is a breath of fresh air - raw, honest, funny, moving, he has created a novel of the most surprising and addictive nature. Unputdownable.' David Wenham 'I couldn't stop reading from the moment I started, and I still can barely speak for the beauty of it. Trent Dalton has done something very special here, writing with grace, from his own broken heart.' Caroline Overington 'Stunning. My favourite novel for decades. Left me devastated but looking to the heavens.' Tim Rogers
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              ISBN 9781460757765
              Published AU 18 Mar 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              All Our Shimmering Skies
               

              All Our Shimmering Skies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dalton, Trent

              • RRP: $32.99
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              • Pub Date
                16 Jun 20

              The bestselling author of Boy Swallows Universe, Trent Dalton, returns with All Our Shimmering Skies - a glorious novel destined to become another Australian classic. Darwin, 1942, and as Japanese bombs rain overhead, motherless Molly Hook, the gravedigger's daughter, turns once ...again to the sky for guidance. She carries a stone heart inside a duffel bag next to the map that leads to Longcoat Bob, the deep country sorcerer who put a curse on her family. By her side are the most unlikely travelling companions: a razor-tongued actress named Greta and a fallen Japanese fighter pilot named Yukio. 'Run, Molly, run,' says the daytime sky. Run to the vine forests. Run to northern Australia's wild and magical monsoon lands. Run to friendship. Run to love. Run. Because the graverobber's coming, Molly, and the night-time sky is coming with him. So run, Molly, run. All Our Shimmering Skies is a story about gifts that fall from the sky, curses we dig from the earth and the secrets we bury inside ourselves. It is an odyssey of true love and grave danger; of the darkness and the light; of bones and blue skies. A buoyant, beautiful and magical novel abrim with warmth, wit and wonder, a love letter to Australia and the art of looking up.
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              ISBN 9781460753903
              Published AU 16 Jun 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              By Sea & Stars: The Story of the First Fleet

              By Sea & Stars: The Story of the First Fleet (Hardback)

              By Dalton, Trent

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              Dazzling, poetic and vivid storytelling from one of Australia's greatest writers, which tells the bloody, brutal and enthralling story of the epic journey of the First Fleet. Originally published as a multi-part serial in The Australian, The First Fleet tells the story of the the... epic voyage which led to the founding of our nation, as told from the point of view of the people who took part - willingly or unwillingly - in it. Drawn from historical sources of the time, including letters and journals, The First Fleet brings these this epic voyage, and the people who went on them, to vivid life. This is not dry history of dates and names. These are gripping stories of real people, from the lowest to the highest. From terrified nine year old chimney sweep and convict John Hudson to conscientious Lieutenant Ralph Clark, pining after his wife and son, these are the people who made our history, and these are their stories - of death, duty, glory, lust, violence, escape, mutiny - and a great southern land...
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              ISBN 9781460757413
              Published AU 16 Nov 2018
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Boy Swallows Universe (Limited Gift Edition)

              Boy Swallows Universe (Limited Gift Edition) (Hardback)

              By Dalton, Trent

              • RRP: $39.99
              • $29.99
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              Limited hardback gift edition of the bestselling novel that has taken Australia, and the world, by storm. Winner of the 2019 Indie Book Award. 'Without exaggeration, the best Australian novel I have read in more than a decade' Sydney Morning Herald 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 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, Boy Swallows Universe will be the most heartbreaking, joyous and exhilarating novel you will read all year - an instant Australian classic. Winner of the Debut of the Year and Book of the Year, 2019 Indie Book Awards; winner of the 2019 MUD Literary Prize; shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards; longlisted for the 2019 ABIA Awards. 'Marvelously plot-rich ... filled with beautifully lyric prose ... the characterization, too, is universally memorable, especially that of Eli and August. At one point Eli wonders if he is good. The answer is yes, every bit as good as this exceptional novel.' Booklist 'Trent Dalton is the most extraordinary writer - a rare talent. A major new voice on the Australian literary scene has arrived.' Nikki Gemmell 'An astonishing achievement. Dalton is a breath of fresh air - raw, honest, funny, moving, he has created a novel of the most surprising and addictive nature. Unputdownable.' David Wenham 'I couldn't stop reading from the moment I started, and I still can barely speak for the beauty of it. Trent Dalton has done something very special here, writing with grace
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              ISBN 9781460758366
              Published AU 4 Nov 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Boy Swallows Universe
               

              Boy Swallows Universe (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Dalton, Trent; Read by Wemyss, Stig

              • RRP: $39.99
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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 lif...e just keeps throwing obstacles in the way - not least of which is Tytus Broz, legendary Brisbane drug dealer. But 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, Boy Swallows Universe will be the most heartbreaking, joyous and exhilarating novel of the year.
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              ISBN 9781460797587
              Published AU 18 Jun 2018
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Boy Swallows Universe

              Boy Swallows Universe (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Dalton, Trent; Read by Wemyss, Stig

              • RRP: $39.99
              • $33.99
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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 lif...e just keeps throwing obstacles in the way - not least of which is Tytus Broz, legendary Brisbane drug dealer. But 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, Boy Swallows Universe will be the most heartbreaking, joyous and exhilarating novel of the year.
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              ISBN 9781460797594
              Published AU 18 Jun 2018
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Boy Swallows Universe SPA: A Novel
               

              Boy Swallows Universe SPA: A Novel (Paperback)

              By Dalton, Trent

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              An utterly wonderful debut novel of love, crime, magic, fate and a boy's coming of age, set in 1980s Australia and infused with the originality, charm, pathos, and heart of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The mind can tak...e you anywhere you want to go 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 seedy 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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              ISBN 9780062932013
              Released AU 20 May 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Boy Swallows Universe

              Boy Swallows Universe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dalton, Trent; Adapted by Mcgarry, Tim

              Eli Bell's childhood in the outer Brisbane suburbs is far from the idyllic 1980s haze some kids would remember. His alcoholic dad has shot through, his ex druggie mum is in jail, his stepfather's dealing heroin, his brother Gus is a mute who swirls cryptic messages in the air wit...h his finger, and his babysitter Slim is a convicted killer and infamous escapee from Boggo Road Gaol. Beset by chaos on all sides, a run in with the local crime king and his henchman sets the 13 year old with the old soul on a journey to find out what kind of a man he is going to be. Boy Swallows Universe is adapted from the smash hit novel loosely based on Brisbane author Trent Dalton's own childhood. It's an exhilarating story of magic and madness, of beauty and brutality, of joy and heartbreak, and of the power of love to triumph over the darkest of circumstances.
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              Boy Swallows Universe
               

              Boy Swallows Universe (EPUB ebook)

              By Dalton, Trent

              'Without exaggeration, the best Australian novel I have read in more than a decade' Sydney Morning Herald The bestselling novel that has taken Australia, and the world, by storm. Winner of Book of the Year at the 2019 Indie Book Awards, winner of a record four Australian Book Ind...ustry Awards in 2019, including the prestigious Book of the Year Award, and winner of the 2019 UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing, NSW Premier's Literary AwardsBrisbane, 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 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, Boy Swallows Universe will be the most heartbreaking, joyous and exhilarating novel you will read all year.Awards:2019 ABIA Book of the Year Award, Winner2019 Indie Book Award, Winner2019 UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing, NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Winner2019 People's Choice Award, NSW Premier's Literary Awards, WinnerMUD Literary Prize 2019, Winner2019 ABIA Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year, Winner2019 ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year, Winner2019 ABIA Audiobook of the Year, Winner2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award, Longlisted2019 Colin Roderick Award, shortlistReviews:'Boy Swallows Universe is a wonderful surprise: sharp as a drawer full of knives in terms of subject matter; unrepentantly joyous in its child's-eye view of the world; the best literary debut in a month of Sundays.' The Australian'Boy Swallows Universe hypnotizes you with wonder, and then hammers you with heartbreak.'
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              ISBN 9781460708415
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              Published AU 18 Jun 2018
              Publisher 4th Estate
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              By Sea and Stars: The Story of the First Fleet
               

              By Sea and Stars: The Story of the First Fleet (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

              By Dalton, Trent

              • RRP: $34.99
              • $34.99
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              Dazzling, poetic and vivid storytelling from one of Australia's greatest writers, which tells the bloody, brutal and enthralling story of the epic journey of the First Fleet. Originally published as a multi-part serial in The Australian, By Sea and Stars tells the story of the ep...ic voyage which led to the founding of our nation, as told from the point of view of the people who took part - willingly or unwillingly - in it. Drawing from historical sources of the time, including letters and journals, Trent Dalton, one of Australia's best writers, brings this epic voyage, and the people who went on it, to vivid life. This is not dry history of dates and names. These are gripping stories of real people, from the lowest to the highest. From terrified nine year old chimney sweep and convict John Hudson to conscientious Lieutenant Ralph Clark, pining after his wife and son, to the brave and determined Captain-General Arthur Phillip, the brightest star of the British Navy: these are the people who made the voyage, and these are their stories - of death, duty, glory, lust, violence, escape, mutiny - and a great southern land... INTERNAL PICTURE SECTION NOT INCLUDED IN THIS EDITION
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              ISBN 9781525288180
              Released AU 4 Dec 2018
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