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Cloudstreet, Australia, Tim Winton, Picador, Book, ReadingCloudstreet by Tim Winton

Picador: paperback published 1991: 431 pages

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. Continue reading

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Man Booker Prize Shortlist

The Man Booker is one of the most coveted prizes in literature. And this year’s longlist already caused a stir with the appearance of indie publishers and some more unusual picks. But the shortlist has been announced, and we are edging ever closer to the winner. Continue reading

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