Boy Swallows Universe
This is an incredible coming of age story featuring beautiful writing, witty observations, impossible adventures, chaos and epiphanies. Eli Bell is a boy who notices the details and describes his life in suburban Brisbane with a style that can turn from matter-of-fact to highly lyrical in the space of a sentence as he negotiates growing up stuck between drug dealers, gang wars and criminal babysitters, and his love for his strange brother and struggling mother.
The winner of the 2019 Indie Book Award, this book is unpredictable, delightful and provocative. I recommend discovering Eli’s charm for yourself right away.
Rebecca Sutherland, WHSmith Australia