Cloudstreet

By Tim Winton
(Scribner Book Company, Paperback, 9780743234412, 432pp.)

Publication Date: June 2002

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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.




About the Author
TIM WINTON, the pre-eminent Australian novelist of his generation, is the author of the bestselling Cloudstreet, The Riders and Dirt Music, among many other books. He has won the Miles Franklin Award four times (for Shallows, Cloudstreet, Dirt Music and Breath) and has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize (for The Riders and Dirt Music). He lives in Western Australia.
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