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Son of a Smaller Hero

Richler, Mordecai

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ISBN 10: 077107512X / ISBN 13: 9780771075124
Published by McClelland & Stewart Inc., 2002
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Title: Son of a Smaller Hero

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Inc.

Publication Date: 2002

Book Condition:Very Good

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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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