Cloudstreet

A Novel

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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, Cloudstre

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. ...Continua

Ha scritto il 23/10/08
Tim Winton is, I believe, one of the very best Australian contemporary writers. His style is distinctive. His descriptions of the Australian way of life, its people and landscapes are so vivid you think you are "living" inside the book. It is my m
Ha scritto il 31/05/08
Haunting.
This story can be summed up in a few words: a man searches for his missing wife, daughter in tow. The book is more, so much more. I can recount the plot for it is simple, the settings I can list off for there are many, I can even outline the progre

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