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Reading with Spiritual Eyes Book Chat

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St Francis College, The Roscoe Library

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The Roscoe Library has a book club, Reading with Spiritual Eyes, based on works of fiction. You’re invited to join with us as we discuss our book for Term 4 2018, Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton.

For catering and set-up purposes, please let us know if you’re planning on joining us by registering (via this site). We are looking forward to another interesting book chat!


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What? Book chat
Where? Roscoe Library
When? Tuesday 27 November 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
How? Facilitated discussion / Drinks & nibbles provided
Who? +Godfrey, Eve, Susan, Kay ... you?

"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

'Enthralling - a moving account of sibling solidarity and the dogged pursuit of love.' Geoffrey Robertson QC

'Stunning. My favourite novel for decades. Left me devastated but looking to the heavens.' Tim Rogers



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