The Assistant

The Assistant
Bernard Malamud
Date published: 2003
First published: 1957
Pages: 246
Sets: 1
Total copies: 15


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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