NCL 45 – Son of a Smaller Hero by Mordecai Richler


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Son of a Smaller Hero by Modecai Richler (New Canadian Library N45)

Series Two

From the Back Cover:

The world of St. Lawrence Boulevard is the world of Mordecai Richler’s youth, and the people there are his people. Through the eyes, the heart, and the emotions of young Noah Adler the reader becomes a part of this amazing street, “the aorta of the ghetto,” where “all of them [the Jews] do their buying and their praying and their agitating and most of their sinning.” Richler’s superb account of Noah’s struggle to scale the walls of the ghetto and of the circumstances of his father’s death overflows with irony and truth.


Son of a Smaller Hero by Mordecai Richler (New Canadian Library N45) front coverSeries Three

From the Back Cover:

“… probably the most influential writer of his generation.” – Robert Fulford, Saturday Night

The world of St. Lawrence Boulevard is the world of Mordecai Richler’s youth, and the people there are his people. Through the eyes, the heart, and the emotions of young Noah Adler the reader becomes a part of this amazing street, “the aorta of the ghetto,” where “all of them [the Jews] do their buying and their praying and their agitating and most of their sinning.”

Richler’s superb account of Noah’s struggle to scale the walls of the ghetto overflows with the same rich comic satire that infuses The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Cocksure, The Street, St. Urbain’s Horseman, and his most recent best-selling novel, Joshua Then and Now.


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