'A fragmented, hilarious, crude, mystical soap opera. In a rich Australian idiom, Winton lets his characters rip against an evocation of Perth so intense you can smell it' Sunday Telegraph Cloudstreet -- a broken-down house of former glories on the wrong side of the tracks, a place teeming with memories of its own, a place of shudders and shadows and spirits. From separate catastrophes, two families flee to the city and find themselves sharing this great sighing structure and beginning their lives again from scratch. Together they roister and rankle in a house that begins as a roof over their heads and becomes a home for their hearts. In this fresh, funny novel, full of wonder and dreams, Tim Winton weaves the threads of lifetimes, of twenty years of shouting and fighting, laughing and grafting, into a story about acceptance and belonging. 'Imagine Neighbours being taken over by the writing team of John Steinbeck and Gabriel Garcia Marquez and you'll be close to the heart of Winton's impressive tale' Time Out
About the Author
Tim Winton was born in Perth in 1960. His work includes novels, collections of stories, non-fiction and books for children. He has won the miles Franklin Award three times, and been twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize, for The Riders (1995) and Dirt Music (2002).
I struggled with this book and found it very confusing. One of the few books thats frustrated me so much I couldnt finish it. Maybe give it another shot when I have more time to spend energy on reading it.
An interesting book. Some parts had me completely hooked while others had me extremly confused. However, overall, I found the book very interesting. I would recommend this book to people over the age of 15. But again some parts seemed out of place and other parts seemed to drag along. Considering that this book covers two families lives over 20 years it seemed to lack a lot of action- but that could just be due to how long it took me to read it?
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