The Assistant | Study Guide

Bernard Malamud

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Overview

Author

Bernard Malamud

Year Published

1957

Type

Novel

Genre

Drama

Perspective and Narrator

The events of The Assistant are told in the third person from the perspective of an omniscient narrator.

Tense

This book is told in the past tense.

About the Title

The title refers to Frank Alpine, who is both an assistant at the Bobers' grocery store and an assistant in the robbery that starts the chain of events in the novel.

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