Author: Tim Winton
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143032488
From separate catastrophes two rural families flee to the city and find themselves sharing a great, breathing, shuddering joint called Cloudstreet, where they begin their lives again from scratch. For twenty years they roister and rankle, laugh and curse until the roof over their heads becomes a home for their hearts.
Tim Winton's funny, sprawling saga is an epic novel of love and acceptance. Winner of the Miles Franklin and NBC Awards in Australia, Cloudstreet is a celebration of people, places and rhythms which has fuelled imaginations world-wide.
Nothing short of magnificent, a wonderful read.
-Andrew Yule, Time Out
Winton’s writing is a heady blend of muscular description, deep sentiment and metaphysics.
His prose retains the power both to shock and to fill us with wonder.
Cloudstreet gets you inside the very skin of post-war working-class Australians the way Joyce makes you feel like a turn-of-the-century Dubliner.