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Description - Cloudstreet Tv Tie-In by Tim Winton

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

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143205821
ISBN-10: 014320582X
Format: Paperback / softback
(200mm x 130mm x 41mm)
Pages: 576
Imprint: Penguin Books Australia
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Publish Date: 28-Mar-2011
Country of Publication: Australia

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Book Review: Cloudstreet Tv Tie-In by Tim Winton - Reviewed by (19 Jun 2011)

Cloud Street traces the fortunes and misfortunes of two rural families, whose interactions and tragedies bring them closer together. Winton’s highly relatable Western Australian setting makes this an eerie, sometimes disturbing, yet highly satisfying read. Clever character development and sensitive portrayal gives every character their own unique, life-like personalities. This, coupled with dry Australian humour and a tight, logically flowing narrative make Cloud Street captivating and exhilarating. Each page makes you want to turn to the next, and the next, and the next… Certainly a modern Australian classic, and a must read. It is an epic novel, but rewarding. Stick with it, let yourself fall in love with the characters, and enjoy.

Author Biography - Tim Winton

Tim Winton has published twenty-eight 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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