The Assistant by Bernard MalamudThe Assistant by Bernard Malamud

The Assistant

byBernard MalamudRead byRichard Davidson

Audio Book (CD) | January 6, 2015

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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.

Bernard Malamud (1914–1986) wrote eight novels; he won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for The Fixer, and the National Book Award for The Magic Barrel, a book of stories. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he taught for many years at Bennington College in Vermont.
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Title:The AssistantFormat:Audio Book (CD)Product dimensions:6.75 × 5.25 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:6.75 × 5.25 × 0.5 inPublished:January 6, 2015Publisher:Brilliance AudioLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1501215205

ISBN - 13:9781501215209

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