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Cloudstreet is a 1991 novel by Australian writer Tim Winton. It chronicles the lives of two working class families, the Pickles and the Lambs, who come to live together in a large house called Cloudstreet in Perth over a period of twenty years, 1943 – 1963. It was the recipient of a Miles Franklin Award in 1992.
Tim Winton discusses his novel Cloudstreet with Harriett Gilbert and the World Book Club audience. This month World Book Club is talking to chart-topping Australian writer Tim Winton about his unforgettable novel Cloudstreet. Winner of the Miles Franklin Award and recognised 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
103 quotes from Tim Winton: 'It’s how I fill the time when nothing’s happening. Thinking too much, flirting with melancholy. 'It's the pointless things that give your life meaning. Friendship, compassion, art, love. All of them pointless. But they're what keeps life from being meaningless. and 'Writing a book is a bit like surfing," he said. Most of the time you're waiting. And it's quite pleasant, sitting in the water waiting. But you are expecting that the result of a storm over the horizon, in another time zone, usually, days old,. Writing a book is a bit like surfing," he said.
About book: A different kind of book, this Cloudstreet. Its one of those books where one can identify with those who give it high praise as well as those who didn't care for it. I didn't find the storyline particularly compelling nor any of the characters. However, the book grew on me. I started trying to decide if I even wanted to continue reading it, decided I did, and ended up really liking the ending. And the truth is until Cloudstreet Tim Winton was probably the sort of writer who, had he suddenly vanished into obscurity, could easily have been dismissed as an also-ran. But here's where he grows into himself, where he unbuttons the constricting Hemingway obsession (fairly common among Australian writers in the 80s) and lets it all hang out, and where, once and for all, he eclipses that cold-hearted big-headed ex-advertising man (Carey) and becomes a kind of institution.
Cloudstreet by Tim Winton. An all too familiar trope of contemporary fiction is the dysfunctional family. Then along comes Tim Winton, who offers an intriguing twist on the whole matter. In his best known book Cloudstreet (1991), Winton somehow manages to deliver up the hopelessly and charmingly dysfunctional family.
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. 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.