The Assistant

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Author: Bernard Malamud
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1782393544
Size: 78.97 MB
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The Assistant by 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.

The Assistant

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Author: J. Patrick Law
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ISBN: 9780671013936
Size: 54.46 MB
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The Assistant by J. Patrick Law


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A novel set in Washington, D.C., the Middle East, and Paris follows the Israeli Mossad as it recruits American Jews to act as double agents, using stolen American intelligence to weaken their Arab foes.

The Assistant

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Author: Robert Walser
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811222691
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The Assistant by Robert Walser


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The Assistant by Robert Walser—who was admired greatly by Kafka, Musil, Walter Benjamin, and W. G. Sebald—is now presented in English for the very first time. Robert Walser is an overwhelmingly original author with many ardent fans: J.M. Coetzee ("dazzling"), Guy Davenport ("a very special kind of whimsical-serious-deep writer"), and Hermann Hesse ("If he had a hundred thousand readers, the world would be a better place"). Charged with compassion, and an utterly unique radiance of vision, Walser is as Susan Sontag exclaimed "a truly wonderful, heart-breaking writer." The Assistant is his breathtaking 1908 novel, translated by award-winning translator Susan Bernofsky. Joseph, hired to become an inventor's new assistant, arrives one rainy Monday morning at Technical Engineer Karl Tobler's splendid hilltop villa: he is at once pleased and terribly worried, a state soon followed by even stickier psychological complexities. He enjoys the beautiful view over Lake Zurich, in the company of the proud wife, Frau Tobler, and the delicious savory meals. But does he deserve any of these pleasures? The Assistant chronicles Joseph's inner life of cascading emotions as he attempts, both frantically and light-heartedly, to help the Tobler household, even as it slides toward financial ruin. Tobler demands of Joseph, "Do you have your wits about you?!" And Joseph's wits are in fact all around him, trembling like leaves in the breeze—he is full of exuberance and despair, all the raptures and panics of a person "drowning in obedience."

The Assistant

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Author: J J Mckenzie
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493139304
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Martin is on self destruct and has been for some time now. The thing is, he plans to take as many with him as possible. Filled with hatred for the weak worthless and deprived, he decides to systematically wipe them all out. Rachel had suffered years of abuse at the hands of her father but now she's emerged out the other end, bruised and battered. But still alive. However she hates herself for what she has become. She seeks like minded people online and finds sympathetic souls willing to help her reach her final goal.

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