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The Fixer by Bernard Malamud
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really liked it
bookshelves: national-book-award-winner, pulitzer-prize-winner

4.5 stars. A very well written, depressing, powerful story about a 30 year old jew, Yakov Bok, a handyman, who is imprisoned in Kiev, Russia, prior to World War I, accused of murdering a young boy. The descriptions of prison life are harrowing. Yakov, an ordinary harmless man who believes in justice, has his mind and body sorely tested. The language is clear and concise and reads a little like Chekhov story. A thought provoking, interesting story.
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Reading Progress

October 25, 2017 – Shelved
October 25, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
December 30, 2017 – Started Reading
January 1, 2018 –
page 67
20.0%
January 2, 2018 –
page 165
49.25%
January 3, 2018 –
page 264
78.81%
January 3, 2018 – Finished Reading
May 23, 2018 – Shelved as: national-book-award-winner
May 25, 2018 – Shelved as: pulitzer-prize-winner

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