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"Brilliant [and] harrowing . . . Historical reality combined with fictional skill and beauty of a high order make [it] a novel of startling importance." ---Elizabeth Hardwick, "Vogue" "What makes it a great book, above and beyond its glowing goodness, has to do with something else altogether: its necessity...This novel, like all great novels reminds us that we must do something." -- Jonathan Safran Foer, author of" Everything Is Illuminated" "The Fixer deserves to rank alongside the great Jewish-American novels of Saul Bellow and Philip Roth." --"The Independent (London)" "A literary event in any season." --Eliot Fremont-Smith, "The New York Times"
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The Fixer (1966), Bernard Malamud’s acclaimed National Book Award winning novel, tells the story of Yakov Bok, a Jewish “fixer” (general handyman) in early 20th century Russia, who... Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Buzalka
Important book! Difficult reading, but worth the effort. I enjoy reading before I go to sleep, but could not do that with this book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Eve Levitan
Great story recommended by Stephen King. My hardcover copy arrived in good condition.Published 4 months ago by Lisa
The pity that I felt for the central character... goodness what a slog. A story nicely told.Published 6 months ago by john brueggeman
Beautifully written yet totally accessible. Like a Jewish "Unbroken" set in Czarist Russia. Very relevant given the current rise of anti-semitism in Europe. Highly recommend.Published 9 months ago by Sheryl