Cloudstreet

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Penguin Group Australia, Sep 14, 2012 - Fiction - 444 pages
4 Reviews

'Stunning. One of the great masterpieces of world fiction' Philip Hensher, The Spectator

Two rural families – the Pickles and the Lambs – flee to the city after separate catastrophes. They find themselves sharing a great, breathing, shuddering joint called Cloudstreet, where they begin their lives again from scratch – and for twenty years, they roister and rankle, laugh and curse until the roof over their heads becomes a home for their hearts.

Tim Winton's funny, sprawling saga is an epic novel of love and acceptance. It is a celebration of people, places and rhythms of life that has become one of Australia's favourite novels.

 

'Tim Winton's hymn to his country.' West Australian

'This is that rare book, a novel of both heart and intellect. It pulses with a sense of wonder and shines with the clear light of truth.' Robert Drewe

'The writing is alive and kicking with a sense of wonder and the absurdity of life and people … profoundly humorous.' The Guardian

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User Review  - pennsylady - LibraryThing

3.5 ★ 1944-1964....saga of the Lamb and Pickle families at One Cloud Street. " The Pickle family, who've inherited a big house called Cloudstreet in a suburb of Perth, take in the God-fearing Lambs ... Read full review

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

Tim Winton makes me think that maybe I could like magical realism after all. This book is chock full of ghosts and imagined beings and talking pigs and bad luck and good luck. Generally I have a hard ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Tim Winton has published twenty-six books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. Since his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the Australian Vogel Award in 1981, he has won the Miles Franklin Award four times (for Shallows,Cloudstreet, Dirt Music and Breath) and twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize (for The Riders and Dirt Music). He lives in Western Australia.

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