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El chico que se comió el universo (HarperCollins) (Spanish Edition) by [Trent Dalton, CARLOS RAMOS MALAVE]

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El chico que se comió el universo (HarperCollins) (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition

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An utterly wonderful debut novel of love, crime, magic, fate, and a boy’s coming-of-age, set in 1980s Australia

Eli Bell’s life is complicated. His father is lost, his mother is in jail, and his stepdad is a heroin dealer. The most steadfast adult in Eli’s life is Slim—a notorious felon and national record-holder for successful prison escapes—who watches over Eli and August, Eli’s silent genius of an older brother.

Exiled far from the rest of the world in Darra, a neglected suburb of Brisbane, this twelve-year-old boy with an old soul and an adult mind is just trying to follow his heart, learn what it takes to be a good man, and train for a glamorous career in journalism. Life, however, insists on throwing obstacles in Eli’s path—most notably Tytus Broz, Queensland’s legendary drug dealer.

But the real trouble lies ahead. Eli is about to fall in love, face off against truly bad guys, and fight to save his mother from certain doom—all before starting high school.

A story of brotherhood, true love, family, and the most unlikely of friendships, Boy Swallows Universe is the tale of an adolescent boy on the cusp of discovering the man he will be. Powerful, kinetic, and infused with originality, charm, pathos, and heart to spare, Trent Dalton’s debut is sure to be one of the most exhilarating novels you will experience. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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Extraordinary and beautiful storytelling.--The Guardian

"A marvelously plot-rich novel, which...is filled with beautifully lyric prose....Exceptional."--
Booklist (starred review)

"A splashy, profane, and witty debut."--
USA Today

"An electric novel. . . . a lively, funny affirmation of the human instinct for survival."--
The Times (London)

"At times
Boy Swallows Universe will grip your attention and then break your heart. It is a story of love, crime, and hope. It is written with love and told with joy. Trent Dalton is a powerful new voice in fiction."--Washington Book Review

"A captivating and quirky life story that leads the reader on an intense and rewarding journey; highly recommended."--
Library Journal (starred review)

"A wonderful surprise: sharp as a drawer full of knives in terms of subject matter; unrepentantly joyous in its child's-eye view of the world; the best literary debut in a month of Sundays."--
The Weekend Australian

"An insightful coming-of-age novel."--
Book Riot

"Joyous. Simply joyous. I hugged myself as I read it. My heart raced, swelled, burst; my eyes leaked tears; my stomach ached from laughter.
Boy Swallows Universe is--I can't think of a word more apt--magical. This vibrant, vital, altogether miraculous coming-of-age novel marks the debut of an exquisitely gifted storyteller. . . and what's more, it's transformative: After reading Trent Dalton's book, you won't be the same as you were before."--A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window

"An astonishing achievement. Dalton is a breath of fresh air--raw, honest, funny, moving, he has created a novel of the most surprising and addictive nature. Unputdownable."--
David Wenham --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07NLJDZVJ
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins Ibérica S.A. (8 May 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ Spanish
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1814 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 511 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 33 ratings

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Trent Dalton was born in Ipswich on the outskirts of Brisbane, Australia, and raised by a suburban wingless angel and a tattooed bibliophile mud crab fisherman with a soft spot for drunks. He's a novelist, a two-time Walkley Award-winning journalist, a screenwriter and, coolest of all, the father of two girls. Author of By Sea and Stars: The Story of the First Fleet and Boy Swallows Universe, winner of the 2019 Indie Book Awards "Book of the Year".

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5.0 out of 5 stars Una gran novela. Una historia única narrada de un modo único.
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