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The Assistant

By: Bernard Malamud
Published: 2003, ©1957
Pages: 246
Total Copies: 21
Genre: Fiction | Cultural, Jewish-American


Description: The Assistant is the story of a penniless drifter who befriends a poor Jewish grocer and falls in love with the grocer’s daughter, and finds himself on a path toward self-knowledge, moral renewal and ultimately conversion. Published in 1957, this is the work that made Malamud’s reputation as a novelist.

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