Boy Swallows Universe: A Novel by Trent Dalton (April 2)
“Eli Bell’s life is complicated. His father is lost, his mother is in jail, and his stepdad is a heroin dealer,” begins the premise for this debut novel set in 1980s Australia. Trent Dalton’s colorful novel earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist and was named an Amazon Best Book of April 2019. “Boy Swallows Universe hypnotizes you with wonder, and then hammers you with heartbreak…Eli’s remarkably poetic voice and his astonishingly open heart take the day,” write the Washington Post.