From separate catastrophes two rural families flee to the city and find themselves sharing a great, breathing, shuddering joint called Cloudstreet where they begin their lives from scratch. For twenty years they roister and rankle, laugh and curse until the roof over their heads becomes a home for their hearts.
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Peter is a voiceover artist and actor with over thirty years of stage, television, and film credits, in Australia and in Europe. He has toured Australia with a variety of stage shows and appeared on TV in Something in the Air, Ponderosa, and Last Man Standing. Film appearances include Pride (shot in Japan), Siam Sunset, The Wog Boy, Razor Eaters, and Personality Plus. For Bolinda Audio he has also narrated Arthur Upfield's Venom House, Winds of Evil, and Mr Jelly's Business.
With sensitivity and vision, novelist Tim Winton creates an Australian classic that takes the listener into the world of two wholly believable working-class families in post-WWII Perth. The Pickles family inherits, but cannot afford to keep, Cloudstreet, a rambling, ramshackled house--so they take in the Lambs as their boarders. The Pickles are an irreligious, indolent lot, while the Lambs are pious and hard-working. Peter Hosking's performance is true to Winton's unsentimental exploration into humankind's ability to love and survive amid adversity. Hosking handles the mundane and the mystical with equal assurance. His characterizations, including an aboriginal ghost and a talking pig, are earthy, real, and frequently hilarious. Hosking makes the most of Winton's honesty, wit, and original imagery. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR006231031
Book Description Picador. First English edition., London, 1991. Hardcover/Hardback. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Miles Franklin winner, #1 on most polls of Australian novels in the listicle age; the first hardcover edition Fine in dustwrapper. book. Bookseller Inventory # 46404