Everything you need to understand or teach Cloudstreet by Tim Winton.
Tim Winton's Cloudstreet is set principally in a large, rundown house at Number One Cloud Street in Perth, Western Australia. In 1944, the Pickles family of Geraldton, on the coast north of Perth, inherit the house and move there. Shortly afterward, the impoverished family subdivides the backyard and rents out half of the house to the Lamb family, who have arrived from the coastal town of Margaret River, south of Perth. Both families are large and poor, but the Lambs are energetic and resourceful, while the Pickles are generally lazy and defeated. The Lambs, led by their strong matriarch, Oriel, open a grocery store in the bottom of the house, which proves to be so popular in the neighborhood that Number One Cloud Street becomes known by one word, Cloudstreet. The store also dominates the uneasy relationship between the two families. The Lambs pay their rent from the proceeds, which... View more of the Cloudstreet Summary