Cloudstreet

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Penguin Books Limited, Sep 14, 2012 - Fiction - 444 pages
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From separate catastrophes two rural families flee to the city and find themselves sharing a great, breathing, shuddering joint called Cloudstreet, where they begin their lives again from scratch. For twenty years they roister and rankle, laugh and curse until the roof over their heads becomes a home for their hearts. Tim Winton's funny, sprawling saga is an epic novel of love and acceptance. Winner of the Miles Franklin and NBC Awards in Australia, Cloudstreet is a celebration of people, places and rhythms which has fuelled imaginations world-wide.

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User Review  - pennsylady - LibraryThing

3.5 ★ 1944-1964....saga of the Lamb and Pickle families at One Cloud Street. " The Pickle family, who've inherited a big house called Cloudstreet in a suburb of Perth, take in the God-fearing Lambs ... Read full review

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

Tim Winton makes me think that maybe I could like magical realism after all. This book is chock full of ghosts and imagined beings and talking pigs and bad luck and good luck. Generally I have a hard ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Tim Winton was born in 1960 in Western Australia. He attended a Creative Writing Course at Curtin University in Perth, and it was there that he began his first novel, An Open Swimmer. It was entered for The Australian/Vogel Award in 1981 and won. His other works include Shallows, which won the Miles Franklin Award in 1984; The Riders Winton, which won the Miles Franklin Award in 1992; and Island Home: A Landscape Memoir, the winner of the 2016 Australian Book Industry Awards General nonfiction book of the year. The Boy Behind the Curtain was published in 2016 and is on the bestsellers list.

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