Cloudstreet: A Novel

Cloudstreet: A Novel

by Tim Winton


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Cloudstreet: A Novel by Tim Winton

From award-winning author Tim Winton comes an epic novel that regularly tops the list of best-loved novels in Australia.

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.

Change, hardship, and the war force them to swallow their dignity and share a great, breathing, shuddering house 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.

Winner of the Miles Franklin Award and recognized 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250035516
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 11/26/2013
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 134,196
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Tim Winton is widely considered one of the greatest living Australian writers. He has published twenty-four books, 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 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
valeriesilliman on LibraryThing 11 days ago
This book is brilliant. In a conversation I had online recently, I realized that since reading The Unbearable Lightness of Being last summer, I hadn't really fallen in love with a book of fiction.This is quite possibly my favorite book of all time. It is a book I think I could read every year. I could read it in the fall, or the spring, summer or winter. I could read this book starting over right now.I read Tim Winton's dirtmusic, last summer I think, and it was quite good. Defintely worth reading.
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superbellman More than 1 year ago
Tim Winton ,the author is designated as a National Treasure by the Australian government which gives you an indication of the kind of talent that wrote Cloud Street. The story is about two families the Lambs and the Pickles who end up sharing a large house in a small Australian town. You will be disgusted ; with Dolly Pickles when she gets drunk and cheats on Sam, disgusted with Sam Pickles when he looses the family’s money by gambling, sad when Rose Pickles tries to cope by starving herself, Fish Lambs boy hood tragedy, amazed by the Lambs work ethic and the strength of Oriel Lamb to hold both families together, and many other funny and heart breaking trials the family's face. This is a beautifully written book which I would highly recommend .
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NicoleTrist More than 1 year ago
This is a must read for all Australians. It is a powerful story which hits on every Australian note, making it great. Full Review;