'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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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