Author: Tim Winton
'Stunning. One of the great masterpieces of world fiction' Philip Hensher, The Spectator
Two rural families – the Pickles and the Lambs – flee to the city after separate catastrophes. They find themselves sharing a great, breathing, shuddering joint called Cloudstreet, where they begin their lives again from scratch – and 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. It is a celebration of people, places and rhythms of life that has become one of Australia's favourite novels.
'Tim Winton's hymn to his country.' West Australian
'This is that rare book, a novel of both heart and intellect. It pulses with a sense of wonder and shines with the clear light of truth.' Robert Drewe
'The writing is alive and kicking with a sense of wonder and the absurdity of life and people … profoundly humorous.' The Guardian