The Power Plant

Book Discussion: Son of a Smaller Hero

Tue Aug 15 2017

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM


Toronto Public Library, Runnymede Branch
2178 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON

Ydessa Hendeles, detail from From her wooden sleep…, 2013. “Dutch Doll” (possibly German, 19th century, 8 x 31 x 4 cm); Shaker miniature lapped-seam oval box (American, late 19th century, 9 x 3 x 5 cm); Shaker child’s ladder-back armchair with original woven rush seat (American, c. 1875, 37 x 58 x 31 cm). © Ydessa Hendeles. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Robert Keziere.

In partnership with the Toronto Public Library, The Power Plant will present a book discussion of Mordecai Richler's Son of a Smaller Hero. Before the discussion begins, The Power Plant will present a brief overview of Ydessa Hendeles’ exhibition The Milliner’s Daughter to contextualize the discussion, before delving into the cultural topics covered in the book with participants.