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The Victim (original 1947; edition 1965)
by Saul Bellow
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140189386, Paperback)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.
(retrieved from Amazon Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:57:02 -0400)
"Asa Leventhal ... is accosted in a park near his home by a down-at-the-heels stranger who accuses him of ruining his life ... Leventhal gradually succumbs to the man's story and comes to believe that he has, in fact, caused the man irreparable damage ... [he] descends into a nightmare of paranoia and fear"--P.  of cover.
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