Cloudstreet by Tim Winton
A Novel

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Two families, the Lambs and the Pickles, are thrown together by chance into a rambling house, where they struggle with what life has to offer them.
 

About Tim Winton

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Tim Winton was born in 1960 in Western Australia. He attended a Creative Writing Course at Curtin University in Perth, and it was there that he began his first novel, An Open Swimmer. It was entered for The Australian/Vogel Award in 1981 and won. With The Riders Winton made his first appearance on The Booker Prize shortlist in 1995. It didn't win the Booker but it did, however, win The Miles Franklin Award in 1992, to follow his first win of that award with Shallows in 1984. In addition The Riders won the best novel award in the South East Asia and South Pacific section of The Commonwealth Writers Prize in 1995. Tim Winton has also become the patron of the Tim Winton Award for Young Writers which is sponsored by the City of Subiaco in Western Australia.
 
Published November 26, 2013 by Picador. 481 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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 This marvelous postmodern novel of family life by bestselling Australian writer Winton (Minimum of Two, That Eye, the Sky, etc.) celebrates all the great traditional values in writing that is emphatically contemporary.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Cloudstreet: A Novel

Publishers Weekly

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``Luck don't change, love,'' observes Sam Pickles to his daughter Rose. ``It moves.'' Considerations of fate and love underlie Winton's ( Shallows ) wry novel, set in Western Australia, about two fami

May 04 1992 | Read Full Review of Cloudstreet: A Novel

BC Books

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Cloudstreet shines a light on who we are, lovingly, and with the kind of forgiving, all-inclusive care of a parent – it allows us to rejoice in ourselves.

Jun 17 2011 | Read Full Review of Cloudstreet: A Novel

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