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Son of a Smaller Hero

(1972)
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In Son of a Smaller Hero, Mordecai Richler evokes the seasons, tempers, and moods of the Jewish ghetto of Montreal with an earnest realism unsurpassed in his later fiction.

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.

Son of a Smaller Hero is a compassionate, and startlingly comic, study of the nature of belonging.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Son of a Smaller Hero: Penguin Modern Classics Edition
Author(s): Mordecai Richler
ISBN: 0-7710-7337-2 / 978-0-7710-7337-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Emblem Editions
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April 2002 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Son of a Smaller Hero
Author(s): Mordecai Richler
ISBN: 0-7710-7512-X / 978-0-7710-7512-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Emblem Editions
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November 1989 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Son of a Smaller Hero
Author(s): Mordecai Richler
ISBN: 0-7710-9970-3 / 978-0-7710-9970-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: New Canadian Library
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November 1972 : UK Paperback
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Title: Son of a Smaller Hero
Author(s): Mordecai Richler
ISBN: 0-586-03790-X / 978-0-586-03790-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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January 1972 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Son of a Smaller Hero
Author(s): Mordecai Richler
ISBN: 0-7710-9145-1 / 978-0-7710-9145-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: New Canadian Library
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Audio Editions

April 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Son of a Smaller Hero
Author(s): Mordecai Richler
ISBN: 1-5113-1661-6 / 978-1-5113-1661-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Son of a Smaller Hero
Author(s): Mordecai Richler
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Son of a Smaller Hero
Author(s): Mordecai Richler
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Son of a Smaller Hero (New Canadian Library)
Author(s): Mordecai Richler
Publisher: Emblem Editions
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