Son of a Smaller Hero (New Canadian Library)

3.54 avg rating
( 270 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780771099700: Son of a Smaller Hero (New Canadian Library)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

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

About the Author:

Mordecai Richler was born in Montreal in 1931. The author of ten successful novels, numerous screenplays, and several books of non-fiction, his novel, Barney's Version, was an acclaimed bestseller and the winner of The Giller Prize, the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour, the QSpell Award, and the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Novel in the Caribbean and Canada region. Richler also won two Governor General’s Awards and was shortlisted twice for the Booker Prize.

Mordecai Richler died in Montreal in July 2001.
From the Trade Paperback edition.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780586037904: Son of a Smaller Hero

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  058603790X ISBN 13:  9780586037904
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1972
Softcover

9780771075124: Son of a Smaller Hero

McClel..., 2002
Softcover

9780771091452: Son of a Smaller Hero

New Ca..., 1972
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Richler, Mordecai
Published by New Canadian Library (1989)
ISBN 10: 0771099703 ISBN 13: 9780771099700
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New Canadian Library, 1989. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110771099703

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 37.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Richler, Mordecai
Published by New Canadian Library
ISBN 10: 0771099703 ISBN 13: 9780771099700
New MASS MARKET PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New Canadian Library. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0771099703 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # SWATI2132200866

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Mordecai Richler
Published by New Canadian Library (1989)
ISBN 10: 0771099703 ISBN 13: 9780771099700
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New Canadian Library, 1989. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0771099703

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 63.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Mordecai Richler, Roy Smith (Afterword)
Published by New Canadian Library (1989)
ISBN 10: 0771099703 ISBN 13: 9780771099700
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New Canadian Library, 1989. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0771099703

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 222.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds