"[Malamud has allowed] an utterly credible man to be victimized by all the painful and humiliating abuses the most abused anti-hero might be subjected to and he has brought him out of the fire not dehumanized by more fully and authentically a human being. With complete and passionate integrity he is denying one of the most paralyzing fears of our times: that individual goodness cannot survive the evils of history....It is as convincing and affecting an act of grace as the American novel has seen in a long time. In discussing 'The Fixer' it is easy to turn the book into a moralistic abstract. That would be a misrepresentation. These pages are as thick and pungent as a piece of black bread, with [a] special Chekhovian texture....It cannot help but make an impact on the American literature scene."Malamud, Bernard is the author of 'Fixer', published 2004 under ISBN 9780374529383 and ISBN 0374529388.