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The Fixer: A Novel (FSG Classics)

 
 
 
 
The Fixer: A Novel (FSG Classics)
Author: Bernard Malamud
ISBN 13: 9780374529383
ISBN 10: 374529388
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: 2004-05-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
List Price: $16.00
 
 

A classic that won Malamud both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award

The Fixer (1966) 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.