9780771099700

Son of a Smaller Hero (New Canadian Library)

Richler, Mordecai

ISBN 10: 0771099703 / 0-7710-9970-3
ISBN 13: 9780771099700
Publisher: New Canadian Library
Publication Date: 1989
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:
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.

Review:
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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“A violent book…excellent writing.”
The Globe and Mail

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Son of a Smaller Hero (New Canadian Library) (ISBN: 0771099703 / 0-7710-9970-3)
Richler, Mordecai
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