The Street Sweeper
‘Australia’s outstanding social novelist’ - Times Literary Supplement
The internationally acclaimed author of Seven Types of Ambiguity returns with a new novel about memory, love, racism, guilt, heroism and unexpected kindness. Spanning the twentieth century and the globe from New York to
Melbourne, Chicago, Warsaw, Berlin and Auschwitz, The Street Sweeper explores how breathtakingly close we are to lives that at first seem so far away, and how it is that so very few of those lives survive to become history.
Epic in scope and intimate in detail, it is Perlman at his best.