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Author: Bernard Malamud
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ©1966.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Set in Kiev in 1911 during a period of heightened anti-Semitism, the novel tells the story of Yakov Bok, a Jewish handyman blamed for the brutal murder of a young Russian boy. Bok leaves his village to try his luck in Kiev, and after denying his Jewish identity, finds himself working for a member of the anti-Semitic Black Hundreds Society. When the boy is found nearly drained of blood in a cave, the Black Hundreds  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Jewish fiction
Historical fiction
Legal stories
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Malamud, Bernard.
Fixer.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ©1966
(OCoLC)852771929
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Malamud
ISBN: 0374155720 9780374155728
OCLC Number: 181838
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 1967.
Description: 335 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Bernard Malamud.

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Set in Kiev in 1911 during a period of heightened anti-Semitism, the novel tells the story of Yakov Bok, a Jewish handyman blamed for the brutal murder of a young Russian boy. Bok leaves his village to try his luck in Kiev, and after denying his Jewish identity, finds himself working for a member of the anti-Semitic Black Hundreds Society. When the boy is found nearly drained of blood in a cave, the Black Hundreds accuse the Jews of ritual murder. Arrested and imprisoned, Bok refuses to confess to a crime that he did not commit.

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