Cloudstreet Setting & Symbolism

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Cloudstreet

Cloudstreet is the one-word name given by neighbors of the house at Number One Cloud Street in Perth where much of the novel's action takes place. Cloudstreet is actually the familiar name for the shop on the ground floor, but everyone in the two families who live there come to refer to the house itself by the same name.

Geraldton

Geraldton is the town on the coast of Western Australia where the Pickles family lives before they inherit the house on Cloud Street and move to Perth.

The Abrolhos Islands

The Abrolhos Islands are a small chain of islands off the coast of Western Australia, where Sam Pickles is working when his hand is caught in a boat winch and most of his fingers are severed.

The Eurythmic Hotel

The Eurythmic Hotel is a pub hotel in Geraldton where the Pickles family lives before moving to Perth...

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