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Last Wednesday Fiction Book Club

Our fiction Book Club meets bi-monthly on the last Wednesday of the month. Our next get-together will be  on Wednesday September 26th at 6pm. The book for discussion will be Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton.

‘This book will light up the dimmest days’ Sydney Morning Herald

Boy Swallows Universe is one of those stories that defies expectations, shatters genre boundaries and beguiles from start to finish’ Good Reading

‘I cannot recommend this novel highly enough and I can’t wait to read what Dalton produces next’ NZ Herald

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 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.

‘Trent Dalton is the most extraordinary writer – a rare talent. A major new voice on the Australian literary scene has arrived.’ Nikki Gemmell

‘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

‘I couldn’t stop reading from the moment I started, and I still can barely speak for the beauty of it. Trent Dalton has done something very special here, writing with grace, from his own broken heart.’ Caroline Overington

There is no charge to join the Book Club, but members are asked to purchase the Book Club book at a 10%discount from [email protected]


Trent Dalton will be in conversation with Ian Eckersley at Lady Marmalade Cafe on Thursday October 25th at 6pm. This is a free event but bookings are essential. Please call [email protected] on 3394 4949 to reserve your seat.