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Cloudstreet

Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) Winton Tim

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  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 200mm x 26mm | 381g
  • Publication date: 17 June 2002
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0743234413
  • ISBN 13: 9780743234412
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 5,864

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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 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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By Rachael Wilkinson 06 Jul 2011 5

I read this back in year 11 (when i was 17 years old) as a school study.

I fell in love. I am still in love.

Tim Winton has a way of describing the Australian way of life and the beauty of the land that I cannot express in words.
His writing is easy to read, yet very well crafted - which is not easy to do.

I have so much respect for this book. A true Australian classic- but would appeal to anyone.

The story of two families, a huge old house and a river.

Winton captures a time, a place and a feeling in such a way that a feel warm inside when I even think about it. Please read this book.

"you can't break a place, places are strong" - Winton, cloudstreet.

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Elizabeth Ward "The Washington Post" "Cloudstreet" gets you inside the very skin of postwar working-class australians the way joyce makes you feel like a turn-of-the-century dubliner...people get up from where they have fallen, they try, they keep on. above all, they laugh at themselves, sometimes bitterly, but much more often riotously.