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
Cloudstreet is set in Perth, Western Australia, and is the story of two very different families who live in the same house - which is literally "split down the middle" with one family on either side. The story spans twenty years of their lives, their fortunes and misfortunes - from the end of World War 11 to the mid 1960s - and every one of those years .... fascinating!...Continua
This book is about experience, about living, dreaming and doing, giving our all (every tiny fragment of our being, and more – so much more) in the hope of winning that which we seek. Scully’s erosion is difficult to witness, even worse is the effect on Billie, his daughter. Anyone with half a heart wishes for a happy ending, or at least an explanation, something to fill the gnawing questions that slice the insides of these characters and eats like acid into their souls. But, they don’t get their happy ending, they don’t get answers and neither do we. I wouldn’t want it any other way....Continua