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Elliot Perlman
Birth date: May 07, 1964
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aka Grasshopper
aka Grasshopper rated it 5 years ago
This is a real roller-coaster ride. Following the mayor from his drunken decision to sell his wife and infant daughter, to his final act of desperation, is an engrossing tale of perfidy and happenstance. At its moral center is Elizabeth-Jane, the mayor's long lost daughter who bears a strong resembl...
A little tea, a little chat
A little tea, a little chat rated it 6 years ago
sonjbean rated it 7 years ago
earlier this year, i saw elliot perlman speak about this book at adelaide writer's week and he was so passionate and earnest that i feel really bad only giving it four stars. he spent ten years researching and writing and even went to poland to visit the camps and interview a sonderkommando himself,...
A little tea, a little chat
A little tea, a little chat rated it 7 years ago
If I'd had to guess, I would have said 'tour de force' is one of those expressions we use, but the French don't. Not that we do use it, it's one of those expressions you can't use because it's been watered down in that way, you know. The coffee is awesome. That kind of way.To my surprise, however, I...
carey rated it 7 years ago
The Street Sweeper is a fictional book dealing with the Amer­i­can civil rights movement and the Holo­caust. The book beau­ti­fully ties together the idea that we all touch each other's lives. From the beginning I found it a page turner but very occasionally I had to slog through the pages as the ma...
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