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Cloudstreet
雲街
版本: 平裝448頁  2008 年 5 月 2 日  Picador出版
ISBN:978-0330322690
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內容介紹

‘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 García Márquez and you’ll be close to the heart of Winton’s impressive tale’ Time Out 

作者介紹

提姆.溫頓 (Tim Winton) 1960年出生於西澳大利亞州的首府伯斯(Perth),幼時移居鄉間小鎮阿爾巴尼(Albany)。他是澳洲眾所推崇與肯定的小說家之一,讀者遍及成人和兒童,並榮獲多項文學獎肯定。他的書仍持續再版,有多達18國外語譯本,並成功改編成舞臺劇、電影和廣播劇。
他19歲的第一本小說創作《An Open Swimmer》即獲得澳洲國家文學獎(Australian Vogel National Literary Award),從此他展開全職的寫作生涯。他曾以《The Riders》與《Dirt Music》兩本小說入圍英國布克獎最後候選名單(shortlist for The Man Booker Prize)。他另一本作品《Cloudstreet》曾獲得澳洲知名的法蘭克林獎(Miles Franklin),之後被改編成劇本於美國、歐洲等地劇院巡迴演出,這本書被列入全澳洲人最喜愛的小說書單中。

2002年出版的《Dirt Music》,特別與名廣播人Lucky Oceans合作出同名CD專輯作為小說配樂。2008年出版的《Breath》將改拍成電影,另一小說《THE TURNING》也預計在 2013年底前搬上大螢幕。


提姆.溫頓曾旅居義大利、法國、愛爾蘭、和希臘,現與妻子和三名子女定居澳洲西部。作者官網:https://www.facebook.com/timwintonauthor

書評

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. -----Elizabeth Ward ,The Washington Post