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Kiev in 1911, between the 1905 revolution and the overthrow of Russia's last Tsar, is 'a medieval city full of wild superstition and mysticism' — and a cauldron of anti-Semitism. When a twelve-year-old Russian boy is found stabbed to death, his body drained of blood, the Jews are accused of ritual child murder.

Yakov Blok, a handyman (or 'fixer'), is blamed and then arrested and imprisoned without indictment. As the accusations against him mutate and multiply and public involvement intensifies his suffering, acquittal comes to seem as terrifying as conviction.

Published in 1966, The Fixer won Bernard Malamud both the Pulitzer Prize and his second National Book Award.

Review:

"One of Malamud's extraordinary gifts has always been for lifting the realistic world one level up, into the realm of metaphysical fantasy. Another has been to take life, lives, seriously." Malcolm Bradbury

Review:

"The Fixer deserves to rank alongside the Great Jewish-American novels of Saul Bellow and Philip Roth." Independent

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140185157
Author:
Malamud, Bernard
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
London, England ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
American
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Trials (Murder)
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Trials
Subject:
Trials (Murder) -- Soviet Union -- Fiction.
Subject:
Kiev
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Series:
Penguin twentieth-century classics
Publication Date:
19940101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.77x5.05x.73 in. .48 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages Penguin Classics - English 9780140185157 Reviews:
"Review" by , "One of Malamud's extraordinary gifts has always been for lifting the realistic world one level up, into the realm of metaphysical fantasy. Another has been to take life, lives, seriously."
"Review" by , "The Fixer deserves to rank alongside the Great Jewish-American novels of Saul Bellow and Philip Roth."
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