(From the publisher):
Young Noah Adler, passionate, ruthlessly idealistic, is the ghetto's prodigal son. 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. Painfully, Noah comes to recognize "justice and safety and a kind of felicity" in a world he cannot - entirely - leave behind. Richlerís superb account of Noahís 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 Richlerís fiction is celebrated.
Original title: Son of a Smaller Hero
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics
The following works are contained within this one:
Pinky's Squealer (1955) [Short Story]
Author: Mordecai Richler