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Under the Ribs of Death (1957) [Novel]
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Set in the immigrant community of Winnipeg’s North End, Under the Ribs of Death follows the progress of young Sandor Hunyadi as he struggles to cast off his Hungarian background and become a "real Canadian." Embittered by poverty and social humiliation, Sandor rejects his father’s impractical idealism and devotes himself single-mindedly to becoming a successful businessman. Equipped with a new name and a hardened heart, he is close to realizing his ambition when fortune’s wheel takes an unexpected – and possibly redemptive – turn.

Combining social realism and moral parable, Under the Ribs of Death is John Marlyn’s ironic portrayal of the immigrant experience in the years leading up to the Great Depression. As a commentary on the problems of cultural assimilation, this novel is as relevant today as it was when first published in 1957.

Original title: Under the Ribs of Death
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionEthnic And MulticulturalImmigrant

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Under the Ribs of Death (1957)
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Language: English

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Manifested in:

Under the Ribs of Death (1990)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto, ON
Publisher: New Canadian Library
ISBN: 9780771098666
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.8 x 0.7 in
Pages: 263
Notes: Afterword by Neil Bissoondath

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