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by Tim Winton

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Cloudstreet is Tim Winton's Miles Franklin award-winning masterpiece. With an introduction by Philip Hensher. Will you look at us by the river! The whole restless mob of us on spread blankets in the dreamy briny sunshine skylarking and chiacking about for one day, one clear, clean, sweet day in a good world in the midst of our living. 1 Cloudstreet: a broken-down house on the wrong side of the tracks, a place teeming with memories, with shudders and shadows and spirits. Winner of Australia's prestigious Miles Franklin Award, Cloudstreet is Tim Winton's great family drama, a twenty-year story of life and love, full of boisterous energy, joy and heartbreak.

Similar books to Cloudstreet: Picador Classic. With sensitivity and vision, novelist Tim Winton creates an Australian classic that takes the listener into the world of two wholly believable working-class families in post-WWII Perth. Choose from over 300 books on sale from 99p, until 23rd April 2018. Shop now. Customers who bought this item also bought. The Pickles family inherits, but cannot afford to keep, Cloudstreet, a rambling, ramshackled house – so they take in the Lambs as their boarders.

Tim Winton is widely considered one of the greatest living Australian writers. 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.

Cloudstreet is Tim Winton's Miles Franklin award-winning masterpiece

Cloudstreet is Tim Winton's Miles Franklin award-winning masterpiece. His visceral evocation of the Australian landscape is nowhere more extraordinary than in this classic. A generous watery epic.

Книга: Tim Winton Cloudstreet. Winton re-uses place and, occasionally, characters from one book to another. Cloudstreet - a broken-down house of former glories on the wrong side of the tracks, a place teeming with memories of its own, a place of shudders and shadows and spirits. From separate catastrophes, two families flee to the city and find themselves sharing this great sighing structure and beginning their lives again from scratch. Queenie Cookson, for example, is a character in "Breath" who also appears in "Shallows" and in one of the Lockie Leonard books. Environmental advocacy. Winton is actively involved in the Australian environmental movement.

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.

Город: LondonПодписчиков: 67 ты. себе: 'We believe the way the story is told i. . себе: 'We believe the way the story is told is just as important as the story itself. Imprint of the Year - British Book Awards 2019

I had great difficulty getting into this book but once I did, I had great difficulty putting it down. To really understand it fully, I would need to reread it. So many layers, so much symbolism.

For the nonAustralian, the going is made more complicated by the author's use of the vernacular and references to places and customs unfamiliar to the no local reader. I wish a glossary of terms would have been included.
I resisted this novel for so long, because the author is a local feature whose middle-aged ponytail makes him a walking Fremantle stereotype. A great friend told me I was a fool, especially because I live in Perth. She was right.

Cloudstreet is a sprawling ode to family ties and historic Perth, as well as a long luxurious love letter to the Swan River (true name Derbarl Yerrigan) - that snaking silver stream that Indigenous people will tell you was made by the serpent spirit the Wagyl.

I am going to read more Tim Winton and not deny myself good literature because of a douchey haircut.
Cloud Street has rapidly made its way to one of my top ten novels of all time. Up there with Michael Ondatje, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, John Fowles, Ian McKuen, Jane Gardham, Shirley Hazzard & Abraham Verghese.
just one girl
The author is a well respected Australian author. This book tells the story of two families and one big subdivided house from the 40s to the 60s. The characters were interesting in some cases. The setting is a part of Australia I don't know. The economy and society are a little foreign but not hard to understand. There were so many characters that I had a hard time following some of what was happening. I think that the book would have meant more to me with less characters and more development but reviewers disagree with me.
Albeit towards the end slightly loses the edge. The story blurs & becomes somewhat hard to follow & understand. The appearance of a blacck man for instance and his words to Quick (one of the main characters) are not that clear and it's hard to determine whether it's a real person or Quick's imagination. The plot eventually reaches its cheerful conclusion after long meandering, twists and turns. Good story of two families going thru life's ups and downs brought together by the old haunted house given to one family - the Pickles - as inheritance from their relative. Their lives mingle with the Lamb family when they move in as tenants and help their landlords with raising some income. The Lambs are hard working with great work ethos, solid rules and strong family ties which can set an example to the Pickle family. There are some tragic circumstances testing greatly the Lambs' faith & family values yet in the end they seem to come out victorious even if battered and shaken. There is some heart breaking drama on the Pickle front too and thats to do with the wife and mother's heavy drinking and loose morals. We learn towards the end that there's a heart wrenching reason for the way she turned out and alienated her own daughter and it's a lesson in compassion and understanding. Winton's characters are so genuine it's easy to sympathize with them, feel their raw emotions and feel for them. By honest description of their life stories he manages to put the reader in their shoes and become more sympathetic less judgmental.
I became aware of this author when I watched the 6 part series of it on Acorn TV. I was spellbound by the story and when I discovered that it was adapted from a book of the same title, I read it. Tim Winton is a fantastic writer and is revered in his native Australia. He has written several books and I look forward to reading them. The characters were well-defined and reminded me of the down-to-earth people in John Steinbeck stories.I liked the humor that was prevalent and appropriate to the story. If I have any criticism it’s that I would have liked a glossary of the Australian terms that sprinkled almost every page. I either made educated guesses, or looked the words up. There is also a mystic quality that pervades but this wasn’t a distraction for me.
I have seen the TV Series of Cloudstreet, and it makes me feel to read the novel and do the compare the two. Finally its turns out that the Novel is the best of it. But the TV Series helps me to understand the location and graphic detail which in this novel.

After all, its the Book first and all the later version from Play to TV were all adaptation of the original novel from the Author.
Fantastic cast of characters, earthy, moving, funny - all the ingredients of a great story. I am not an Aussie so some of the vocabulary went above my head but it doesn't matter. It adds to the genuine grit of the tale. Deserves all the praise it has been accorded.
Cloudstreet (Picador Books) ebook
Tim Winton
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Picador (May 10, 1991)
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