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Cloudstreet

Cloudstreet 1

by Tim Winton
Paperback
Publication Date: 28/03/2011
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Winner of the Miles Franklin Award and recognised as one of the greatest works of Australian literature, Cloudstreet is Tim Winton's sprawling, comic epic about luck and love, fortitude and forgiveness, and the magic of the everyday.

Winner of the Miles Franklin Award and recognised as one of the greatest works of Australian literature, Cloudstreet is Tim Winton's sprawling, comic epic about luck and love, fortitude and forgiveness, and the magic of the everyday.

'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

After two separate catastrophes, two very different families leave the country for the bright lights of Perth. The Lambs are industrious, united and - until God seems to turn his back on their boy Fish - religious. The Pickleses are gamblers, boozers, fractious, and unlikely landlords.

Chance, hardship and the war force them to swallow their dignity and share a great, breathing, shuddering joint called Cloudstreet. Over the next twenty years they struggle and strive, laugh and curse, come apart and pull together under the same roof, and try as they can to make their lives.

'One of the great masterpieces of world fiction.' Philip Hensher

'If you have not read Cloudstreet, your life is diminished ... if you have not met these characters, this generous community, these tragedies, the humour. It is so wonderful.' Mem Fox
ISBN:
9780143205821
9780143205821
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
28-03-2011
Publisher:
PENGUIN BOOKS AUSTRALIA
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
576
Dimensions (mm):
200x130x41mm
Weight:
0.51kg
Tim Winton

Tim Winton has published over twenty-five 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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  • Cloudstreet

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    Funny, riveting novel with lots of twists and turns, couldn't put it down. Loved it