Jewish Robin Hood - Don Corleone Move Over!
Fixer reviewed by Cara Wilson, author of Dear Otto: Letters
from Otto Frank
Fixer is a terrific story. I could not put it down. The characters
are developed beautifully and I could not wait to see what each successive
chapter would bring. The main character is a Russian Jew and Fixer
should appeal to Jewish readers, but the story is universally compelling
in the same way as The Godfather -- Don Corleone is Italian, but
the drama has universal appeal. Brodow does for Jews what Mario Puzo did
for Italians. Harry Leonnoff's saga is the story of human beings overcoming
the obstacles that life sets for them. Harry confronts polio and anti-Semitism
and becomes the "Robin Hood" of New York. My prediction is that Fixer
will become a classic.