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The assistant

Author: Bernard Malamud
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.
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Publisher's description: Bernard Malamud's second novel, originally published in 1957, is the story of Morris Bober, a grocer in postwar 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Malamud
ISBN: 0374504849 9780374504847 0606299904 9780606299909
OCLC Number: 70842317
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1957.
"Turtleback"--P. 4 of cover.
Description: xi, 246 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Bernard Malamud ; [introduction by Jonathan Rosen].

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Publisher's description: Bernard Malamud's second novel, originally published in 1957, is the story of Morris Bober, a grocer in postwar 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. Like Malamud's best stories, this novel unerringly evokes an immigrant world of cramped circumstances and great expectations. Malamud defined the immigrant experience in a way that has proven vital for several generations of writers.

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