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The assistant; a novel.

Author: Bernard Malamud
Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Cudahy [1957]
Series: Noonday.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : 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
Psychological fiction
Domestic fiction
Jewish fiction
Love stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Malamud, Bernard.
Assistant.
New York, Farrar, Straus and Cudahy [1957]
(OCoLC)609572249
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Malamud
OCLC Number: 734832
Description: 246 pages 22 cm.
Series Title: Noonday.

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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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