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10 novels to watch for in 2012

Lovers of fiction will want to be sure to check out these 10 novels, which include some of the most interesting titles of early 2012. 

1. 'The Street Sweeper,' by Elliot Perlman

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    The Street Sweeper
    By Elliot Perlman
    Penguin, 640 pp.
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A paroled felon working as a street sweeper at a large city hospital meets a Holocaust survivor who tells him the story of his ordeal in a Nazi death camp, even as a struggling professor discovers evidence that black American soldiers helped to liberate a concentration camp. It may sound complicated, but Elliot Perlman (“Seven Types of Ambiguity”) manages to weave these threads into a satisfying whole. (January)

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