The Street Sweeper

Preachy fiction is so often joyless fiction. It is uncomplicated fiction. Yet, despite its narrative breadth and complexity, more than any novel I’ve read in the past few years, “The Street Sweeper’’ risks being called preachy. It’s very last line, after all – no spoiler here, don’t worry – is “Tell everyone what happened here.’’ From a review of Elliot Perlman’s The Street Sweeper in the Feburary 5 Sunday Globe.