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Son of a Smaller Hero : Penguin Modern Classics Edition (Paperback) (Mordecai Richler)

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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 thegoyim. 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.
Number of Pages: 208
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd
Author: Mordecai Richler
Language: English
Street Date: April 4, 2017
TCIN: 52148752
UPC: 9780771073373
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-1899
MSRPReg: $22.00 Save $7.05 (32% off)

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