Cloudstreet

Cloudstreet

by Tim Winton

Hardback Publication Date: 21/03/2012

  $39.95
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.

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.

'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

'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

'Cloudstreet is a comic, poignant and intelligent tour de force.' Jim Crace

'A groundbreaking Australian narrative with an irresistible combination of the domestic and the mythic.' Thomas Keneally

'Reading Cloudstreet for the first time was like a summer dream from which I wished never to wake.' Gillian Mears

'Cloudstreet is the sole epic of contemporary Australian literature- in it, Winton paints on the same canvas as Xavier Herbert and Patrick White.' Geordie Williamson

'A writer of tremendous zest, warmth and humour.' Graham Swift

'Reading Cloudstreet is like catching a wave.' Kate Jennings

'Eccentric heights and unrepeatable genius.' Malcolm Knox
ISBN:
9781926428451
9781926428451
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
21-03-2012
Publisher:
PENGUIN BOOKS AUSTRALIA
Country of origin:
Australia
Edition:
21st Edition
Pages:
480
Dimensions (mm):
242x164x47mm
Weight:
0.85kg
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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