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By Bernard Malamud

Includes Malamud's novel, The People, which was once left unfinished on the time of his loss of life in 1986, with the textual content offered because the writer left it, in addition to fourteen formerly uncollected tales. Set within the 19th century, The humans has as its hero a Jewish peddler who's followed as leader by means of an Indian tribe within the Pacific Northwest.

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