by Tim Winton

Rating: 4     29 Votes

Tags: Set in AUSTRALIA Male author


From award-winning author Tim Winton comes an epic novel that regularly tops the list of best-loved novels in Australia. 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. Change, hardship, and the war force them to swallow their dignity and share a great, breathing, shuddering house 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. Winner of the Miles Franklin Award and recognized 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.


Read Around The World Challenge user profile avatar for Lindsay
(5 years ago)
17 May, 2018
Set in Western Australia in the 40s and 50s follows the story of two rural families who relocate in the city.

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Challenge: Read Around Oceania Challenge
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Language: EN
Genre: Historical fiction Historical
Recommended: 17 May 2018

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