The Assistant (Paperback)

Bernard Malamud

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Frank Alpine, a drifter fleeing from his past, runs straight into struggling Brooklyn grocer Morris Bober. Seeing a chance to atone for past sins, Frank becomes Bober's assistant and keeps shop when the owner takes ill. But it is Bober's daughter, Helen, who gives Frank a real reason to stay around, even as he begins to steal from the store. Widely considered as one of the great American-Jewish novels, The Assistant is a classic look at the social and racial divides of a country still in its infancy, and a stunning evocation of the immigrant experience - of cramped circumstances and great expectations.


Product Details

  • Product code: AJLJU
  • ISBN: 9780857890979
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.8cm x 13.1cm
  • Pages: 352
  • Publish date: Thu Apr 03 00:00:00 BST 2014
  • Book points: 7

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