Yakov Bok is an ordinary man accused of "ritual murder" and persecuted by agents of a remote and all-powerful state. But when he is at last pushed too far, he triumphs over almost incredible brutality and becomes a moral giant. THE FIXER brought bot
Wrote 2/27/20
“In chains all that was left of freedom was life, just existence; but to exist without choice was the same as death.”(con TRADUZIONE) – Cat. 23 Reading Challenge - un libro con un uccello in copertina
In this National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winner, Bernard Malamud presents a fictionalized account of a notorious anti-Semitic incident, the arrest and eventual trial, following a great outcry in the West, of Mendel Beilis in pre-Revolutionary K...Continua
Malamud, in my not-so-humble opinion, was one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Not one of the greatest Jewish-American writers, though his work is Jewish through and through; one of the greatest American writers. He once said tha...Continua
Wrote 8/2/08

What a thrilling book this is. Absolutely brilliant story - so engaging - so exciting. Couldn't put it down.

Cover illustration by Andrew Holmes

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