Cloudstreet by Tim Winton

Cloudstreet

byTim Winton

Paperback | May 2, 2008

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?A generous watery epic . . . Winton is just one of the best? IndependentA fragmented, hilarious, crude, mystical soap opera. In a rich Australian idiom, Winton lets his characters rip against an evocation of Perth so intense you can smell it' Sunday Telegraph Cloudstreet ? a broken-down house of former glories on the wrong side of the tracks, a place teeming with memories of its own, a place of shudders and shadows and spirits. From separate catastrophes, two families flee to the city and find themselves sharing this great sighing structure and beginning their lives again from scratch. Together they roister and rankle in a house that begins as a roof over their heads and becomes a home for their hearts. In this fresh, funny novel, full of wonder and dreams, Tim Winton weaves the threads of lifetimes, of twenty years of shouting and fighting, laughing and grafting, into a story about acceptance and belonging. 'Imagine Neighbours being taken over by the writing team of John Steinbeck and Gabriel García Márquez and you'll be close to the heart of Winton's impressive tale' Time Out

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Tim Winton was born in Perth in 1960. His work includes novels, collections of stories, non-fiction and books for children. He has won the miles Franklin Award three times, and been twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize, for The Riders (1995) and Dirt Music (2002).
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Title:CloudstreetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 5.17 × 7.89 × 1.16 inPublished:May 2, 2008Publisher:Pan Macmillan

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ISBN - 10:0330322699

ISBN - 13:9780330322690

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A story for modern times, Cloudstreet tells the tale of the Lambs and the Pickleses, two families forced by separate disasters to flee the country for a broken down duplex on the wrong side of the tracks. Originally aghast at their new lives, the motley crew starts from scratch. Told around the main tragedy – Fish Lamb’s brain damage that was the result of a near drowning – the story unravels 20 years of fighting, laughing, shouting and loving as the hard-working, faithful Lambs and the gambling Pickleses live their lives in the rough, working class area of Perth. Set in an old, huge, ramshackle – and haunted – house that gradually grows from horrible to home, Cloudstreet is a humorous, heartfelt novel from best-selling author Tim Winton. A portrait of hope and the power of true family in the face of fate, this story is unforgettable.