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Cloudstreet - Tim Winton
Cloudstreet
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Hailed as a classic, Tim Winton's masterful family saga is both a paean to working-class Australians and an unflinching examination of the human heart's capacity for sorrow, joy, and endless gradations in between. An award-winning work, Cloudstreet exemplifies the brilliant ability of fiction to... show more
Hailed as a classic, Tim Winton's masterful family saga is both a paean to working-class Australians and an unflinching examination of the human heart's capacity for sorrow, joy, and endless gradations in between. An award-winning work, Cloudstreet exemplifies the brilliant ability of fiction to captivate and inspire. Struggling to rebuild their lives after being touched by disaster, the Pickle family, who've inherited a big house called Cloudstreet in a suburb of Perth, take in the God-fearing Lambs as tenants. The Lambs have suffered their own catastrophes, and determined to survive, they open up a grocery on the ground floor. From 1944 to 1964, the shared experiences of the two overpopulated clans -- running the gamut from drunkenness, adultery, and death to resurrection, marriage, and birth -- bond them to each other and to the bustling, haunted house in ways no one could have anticipated.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780743234412 (0743234413)
ASIN: 743234413
Publisher: Scribner
Pages no: 426
Edition language: English
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Edward
Edward rated it
0.0 Cloudstreet
Introduction, by Philip HensherAcknowledgements--CloudstreetAfterword
Crash My Book Party
Crash My Book Party rated it
4.0 Proud to call Winton an Australian
So glad that I finally got around to reading this Australian masterpiece. It is an absolute credit to Tim Winton. I enjoy his writing and the imagery it creates. The depth of his characters really makes you feel empathy for them and all their trials and tribulations - when they succeed you want to c...
basswood
basswood rated it
I really had to waffle around in considering how to rate this. There's really some of the best gritty, realistic and poetic writing I've ever read interspersed with some moments of ham-fisted "wise-dickery" (to use Winton's own word). I had to put the book aside three times when I first started it b...
Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it
3.0 Cloudstreet
Dysfunctional Families Australian Style. Those words are the best I can come up with to depict this book. There are two families living in one house on Cloudstreet near Perth, Australia. This house and these families become the center attraction of the entire neighborhood. Both families are of the w...
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it
5.0
If you think your family is strange, you're probably right, but they can't be any weirder than the Pickles and the Lambs. For twenty years the two families occupy the same sprawling, rundown, semi-haunted house in Perth. Through walls and windows they overhear and observe each other's joys, lamentat...
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