Events

Virtual Book Club

Date and Time
Thu, 6 August 2020 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Location
Orion
Online

Price
FREE
Presented by Book Face Orion

Calling all book lovers! Are you looking for your next read?

Listen in to the next virtual book club happening Thursday 6 August!

The team from Book Face Orion will be leading the chat with a focus on Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton.

Meeting will be via zoom from 7pm.

Zoom account not required to join. Meeting link will be posted closer to the event.

Join Orion's Book Club Facebook group where you'll find other local book lovers sharing book suggestions. There will be a book of the month and a monthly virtual book club events on the first Thursday of every month thanks to the knowledgeable staff at Book Face Orion. Join here >> https://bit.ly/36zYOuY

Boy Swallows Universe

The bestselling novel that has taken Australia, and the world, by storm. Winner of a record four Australian Book Industry Awards in 2019, including including the prestigious Book of the Year Award, winner of the MUD Literary Prize 2019, winner of the UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and Book of the Year at the 2019 Indie Book Awards.

Snippet:


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 - an instant Australian classic.

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