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Penguin Books Australia, 1998 - Allegories - 426 pages
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From separate catastrophes two rural families flee to the city and find themselves sharing a great, breathing, shuddering joint called Cloudstreet, where they begin their lives again from scratch. 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. Winner of the Miles Franklin and NBC Awards in Australia, Cloudstreet is a celebration of people, places and rhythms which has fuelled imaginations world-wide.

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This is a story about two families united by misfortune and the house that they share on Cloud Street, Perth, between 1943 and 1963. It's a disquieting account of pain, loss and adaptation, lifted to ... Read full review

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Having read many of Tim Wintons other books I come to read his most acclaimed work quite late in the piece. This was a moving story, not my fave Winton book but still he manages to capture beautifully ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Tim Wintonhas 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 theAustralianVogel Award in 1981, he has won the Miles Franklin Award four times (for Shallows,Cloudstreet, Dirt Musicand Breath) and twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize (for The Ridersand Dirt Music). He lives in Western Australia.

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