The Resource Boy swallows universe, Trent Dalton

Boy swallows universe, Trent Dalton

Label
Boy swallows universe
Title
Boy swallows universe
Statement of responsibility
Trent Dalton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Exiled in a drug-oppressed refugee suburb in 1980s Australia, a 12-year-old boy dreams of a career in journalism while fending off the local criminal element to protect his imprisoned mother
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year, 2019.
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Literary Fiction Book of the Year, 2019.
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Newcomer of the Year, 2019.
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2018.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, People's Choice Award for Fiction, 2019.
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10680644
Cataloging source
YDX
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Dalton, Trent
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Criminals
  • Coming of age
  • Nineteen eighties
  • Friendship
  • Suburbs
  • Brisbane (Qld.)
  • Brisbane (Qld.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Boy swallows universe, Trent Dalton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062988867
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
474 pages
Isbn
9781460753897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029569140
Label
Boy swallows universe, Trent Dalton
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062988867
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
474 pages
Isbn
9781460753897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029569140

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