It seems there are so many instances in the Book of Job that could force interpreters to classify it as a parable/allegory.
Let me point out one of them here. There seems to be a sharp literary contrast between Job 1:3 and 42:12.
He possessed 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 female donkeys, and very many servants, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the east. (Job 1:3 ESV)
And the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning. And he had 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yoke of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys. (Job 42:12)
If Job is a real account, then how do we chart the descent of Eliphaz the Temanite; Bilhad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite characterization?
If the book is not a parable/allegory, then, what would be the best way to contrast and interpret Job 1:3 and 42:12?