"The Fixer" is a historical novel set in Tsarist Russia that follows the story of a Jewish handyman, or "fixer", who is unjustly imprisoned after being accused of ritual murder. The narrative explores his struggle for dignity, survival, and ultimately freedom against the backdrop of a deeply anti-Semitic society. The protagonist's ordeal becomes a symbol for the broader persecution of Jews during this era, offering a profound commentary on human rights, faith, and resilience.
The 1302nd greatest book of all time
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This book is on the following lists:
- 40th on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
- Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)
- National Book Award - Fiction (National Book Foundation)
- Harold Bloom's The Western Canon (The Western Canon (Book) by Harold Bloom)