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The assistant : a novel

Author: Bernard Malamud
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1970, ©1957.
Series: Noonday, 293
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bernard Malamud's second novel is the story of Morris Bober, a grocer in post-WWII Brooklyn, who "wants better" for himself and his family. First two robbers appear and hold him up then things take a turn for the better when broken-nosed Frank Alpine becomes his assistant. But there are complications: Frank, whose reaction to Jews is ambivalent, falls in love with Helen Bober at the same time he begins to steal from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Malamud
OCLC Number: 25181114
Description: 246 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Noonday, 293
Responsibility: by Bernard Malamud.

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Bernard Malamud's second novel is the story of Morris Bober, a grocer in post-WWII Brooklyn, who "wants better" for himself and his family. First two robbers appear and hold him up then things take a turn for the better when broken-nosed Frank Alpine becomes his assistant. But there are complications: Frank, whose reaction to Jews is ambivalent, falls in love with Helen Bober at the same time he begins to steal from the store.

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