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Meet the Author: Trent Dalton
August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$8
Hear multi-award winning journalist, Trent Dalton, speak about his glorious and uniquely Australian debut novel Boy Swallows Universe, at Matilda Bookshop on Wednesday August 1st at 6pm.
Boy Swallows Universe is a captivating coming-of-age story set in Brisbane’s violent working-class suburban fringe, inspired by the real-life events of journalist Trent Dalton’s complicated youth. It tells the story of thirteen-year-old Eli Bell, who finds comfort in his extraordinary imagination as a means of escaping from his complicated life with a mute brother, a mother in jail, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious crim for a babysitter. At its core, Boy Swallows Universe is a story of brotherhood and the spark of young love; it’s also the unlikely true story of the formative friendship Dalton shared with Arthur ‘Slim’ Halliday, the greatest escape artist ever confined to Brisbane’s Boggo Road Gaol.
This is a fascinating and rambunctious novel, sure to be an Australian classic, and Trent Dalton is an absolute delight. Don’t miss out on what will be a fabulous evening.
Tickets are $8 and include a glass of wine and nibbles.
For this night only, Boy Swallows Universe, will be on sale for the special price of $24.99 (normally $33).
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