The Victim

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Penguin Books Limited, Jan 5, 2012 - Fiction - 272 pages
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Leventhal is a natural victim; a man uncertain of himself, never free from the nagging suspicion that the other guy may be right. So when he meets a down-at-heel stranger in the park one day and finds himself being accused of ruining the man's life, he half believes it. He can't shake the man loose, can't stop himself becoming trapped in a mire of self doubt, can't help becoming ... a victim.

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User Review  - jeffome - LibraryThing

St. Barts 2018 #9 - A rather bizarre book to end up my vacation reading for this year. Lots of Jewish cultural thinking here, some of which is bigoted against that thinking. A very weird scenario ... Read full review

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User Review  - EadieB - LibraryThing

This book was very gripping and had an air of moral depth. Bellow asks the question: How much do we owe our fellow man when he is down and out? It is a book about how human beings relate to one ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Saul Bellow’s dazzling career has been marked with numerous literary prizes, including the 1976 Nobel Prize, and the Gold Medal for the Novel. His work includes Herzog, More Die of Heartbreak, Mosby's Memoirs and Other Stories, Mr Sammler's Planet, Seize The Day and the essay To Jerusalem and Back. He died in 2005.

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