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The street sweeper : a novel, Elliot Perlman

Label
The street sweeper : a novel
Title
The street sweeper
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Elliot Perlman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Recently released from prison, Lamont Williams, an African American probationary janitor in a Manhattan hospital and father of a little girl he can't locate, strikes up an unlikely friendship with an elderly patient, a Holocaust survivor who had been a prisoner in Auschwitz-Birkenau. A few kilometres uptown, Australian historian Adam Zignelik, an untenured Columbia professor, finds both his career and his long-term romantic relationship falling apart. Emerging out of the depths of his own personal history, Adam sees, in a promising research topic suggested by an American World War II veteran, the beginnings of something that might just save him professionally and perhaps even personally. As these two men try to survive in early twenty-first-century New York, history comes to life in ways neither of them could have foreseen. Two very different paths - Lamont's and Adam's - lead to one greater story as The Street Sweeper, in dealing with memory, love, guilt, heroism, the extremes of racism and unexpected kindness, spans the twentieth century to the present, and spans the globe from New York to Melbourne, Chicago to Auschwitz
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Perlman, Elliot
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Janitors
  • College teachers
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
The street sweeper : a novel, Elliot Perlman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Also published: North Sydney : Vintage Books : 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 547-552)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
552 p.
Isbn
9781741666182
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781741666182
Label
The street sweeper : a novel, Elliot Perlman
Publication
Note
Also published: North Sydney : Vintage Books : 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 547-552)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
552 p.
Isbn
9781741666182
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781741666182

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