Son of a Smaller Hero by Mordecai Richler, Roy Smith
Son of a Smaller Hero by Mordecai Richler, Roy Smith

Son of a Smaller Hero

(New Canadian Library)
by Mordecai Richler, Roy Smith
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Young Noah Adler, passionate, ruthlessly idealistic, is the prodigal son of Montreal’s Jewish ghetto. Finding tradition in league with self-delusion, he attempts to shatter the ghetto’s illusory walls by entering the foreign territory of the goyim. But here, freedom and self-determination continue to elude him. Eventually, Noah comes to recognize “justice and safety and a kind of felicity” in a world he cannot – entirely – leave behind. Richler’s superb account of Noah’s struggle to scale the walls of the ghetto overflows with rich comic satire. Son of a Smaller Hero is a compassionate, penetrating account of the nature of belonging, told with the savage realism for which Mordecai Richler’s fiction is celebrated.
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About this Edition

Language

English

Publication Date

Nov 1, 1989

Format

Economic pocket edition

Number of Pages

208

ISBN

0771099703

ISBN-13

9780771099700