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Mimi Attleson, January 28, 2011 (view all comments by Mimi Attleson)
My sometimes quirky brother-in-law gave me this book and I reluctantly started reading it. What a surprise! I was drawn into its fantastic world and immediately held captive by its style, pathos and humor. Although not all of the Australian allusions were clear, it was a wonderful captivity! On to Tom Winton's next one.
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An amazing book. I felt I was able to be the silent witness through twenty years of these characters' lives and evolution. They were incredibly three-dimensional, complex like only real individuals can be...I found myself genuinely caring what happened to them, even though I personally liked some of them more than others (just like family and just like how they were with each other)...wonderful, funny, compassionate and unflinching writing...one of the few times I was sorry to see the book end, at the same time glad I had been able to experience it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743234412
Author:
Winton, Tim
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Australia
Subject:
Blue collar workers
Subject:
Rural families
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Working class families
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20020631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 12.215 oz

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Product details 432 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9780743234412 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Winton explores the haphazard nature of human existence with a quietly focused ferocity. Featuring lyrical passages and rapid-fire, minimally punctuated dialogue, this satiric, affectionate family saga is tragic and hilarious — and often both at once." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "[A] book whose language resonates and charms."
"Review" by , "One of those rare novels that warm the heart, as well as spark the imagination."
"Review" by , "Cloudstreet gets you inside the very skin of postwar working-class australians the way joyce makes you feel like a turn-of-the-century dubliner...people get up from where they have fallen, they try, they keep on. above all, they laugh at themselves, sometimes bitterly, but much more often riotously."
"Synopsis" by , From separate catastrophes, two rural Australian families flee to the city and find themselves sharing a great, breathing, shuddering joint called Cloudstreet, where they begin their lives again.
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