Son of a Smaller Hero (New Canadian Library)

Son of a Smaller Hero (New Canadian Library)

Mordecai Richler


younger Noah Adler, passionate, ruthlessly idealistic, is the prodigal son of Montreal’s Jewish ghetto. discovering culture in league with self-delusion, he makes an attempt to shatter the ghetto’s illusory partitions through getting into the overseas territory of the goyim. yet right here, freedom and self-determination proceed to elude him. finally, Noah involves realize “justice and defense and a type of felicity” in a global he can't – totally – go away in the back of. Richler’s very good account of Noah’s fight to scale the partitions of the ghetto overflows with wealthy comedian satire. Son of a Smaller Hero is a compassionate, penetrating account of the character of belonging, instructed with the savage realism for which Mordecai Richler’s fiction is well known.

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