Under the Ribs of Death

Under the Ribs of Death

Book - 1964
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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.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c1964, c1957
ISBN: 9780771098666
Characteristics: 263 p


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