VIDEOBrisbane, 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. ISBN: 9781460757765 Publication Date: 18 / 03 / 2019 Dimensions: 153 x 234mm Untitled Set in QLD in the 1970's in the lower socio ecconomic suburbs this follows a young boy, Eli, in his life, dealing with immigrant parents who have turned to drug dealing in order to make a living for the family. It goes through the consequences of their actions and how that affects himslef and his selctively mute brother and how it then shapes their future. Dalton's writing is phenominal and hard to put down. - Taryn (QBD) Christine, 02/09/2019 Untitled 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. 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 - David (QBD) Christine, 08/06/2019