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Fixer, the (1966) [Novel]
by Bernard Malamud Rating: Weighted - 7.9 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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The Fixer is Bernard Malamud's best-known and most acclaimed novel -- one that makes manifest his roots in Russian fiction, especially that of Isaac Babel.

Set in Kiev in 1911 during a period of heightened anti-Semitism, the novel tells the story of Yakov Bok, a Jewish handyman blamed for the brutal murder of a young Russian boy. Bok leaves his village to try his luck in Kiev, and after denying his Jewish identity, finds himself working for a member of the anti-Semitic Black Hundreds Society. When the boy is found nearly drained of blood in a cave, the Black Hundreds accuse the Jews of ritual murder. Arrested and imprisoned, Bok refuses to confess to a crime that he did not commit.

Original title: The Fixer
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryCrime/Caper
FictionGeneral FictionEthnic And MulticulturalJewish

Edition #1: Fixer, the

Fixer, the (1966)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "One of Malamud's extraordinary gifts is for lifting the realistic world one level up, into the realm of metaphysical fantasy. Another has been to take life seriously." Malcolm Bradbury
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Fixer, the (1966)

ISBN: 0140185151

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