Title Profile & Character Information

The Fixer

Annotation
Kiev, in the years before World War I, is a hotbed of anti-Semitism. When a 12-year-old Russian boy is found stabbed to death, his body drained of blood, the accusation of ritual murder is made against the Jews. Yokov Bok, a carpenter, is blamed, arrested and imprisoned without indictment.

Awards
1967  National Book Awards
1967  Pulitzer Prize

Characters
NameBok, Yakov
GenderMale
TraitJewish

GenreLiterary
Classic
Psychological
Sociological
Fiction
TopicsTsarist Russia
Anti-Semitism
False accusations
Persecution
Torture
Hopelessness
Human condition
SettingRussia
Concentration camp
Prison