Crossing the Hudson by Peter Jungk,David Dollenmayer

By Peter Jungk,David Dollenmayer

Gustav Rubin, a fur broker in Vienna, flies to ny to spend the summer season together with his spouse and kids in a lake residence north of the town. whilst he arrives past due at JFK, he's met by means of his opinionated, unrelenting mom, Rosa. They lease a automobile and set out for Lake Gilead. yet Gustav loses his manner, and son and mom prove at the improper facet of the river. searching for the ideal direction north, they develop into trapped at the Tappan Zee Bridge within the traffic congestion of all site visitors jams–a truck transporting poisonous chemical compounds has grew to become over–and Gustav and mom stay gridlocked excessive above the Hudson River. Gustav starts to think about his liked father, a well known highbrow, now 11 months useless. Then, in a shocking, hugely unique twist necessary of Kafka, either Gustav and mom see the physique – “the immense, golem-like fatherbody” – of Ludwig David Rubin floating bare within the waters below.

Crossing the Hudson
is a profound meditation on a Jewish kin and its previous, specifically the lasting distorting results on a son of a well-known, important father and a clinging, overwhelming mom, and of the diversities among the iteration of ecu highbrow refugees who arrived within the usa in the course of the moment international warfare and the youngsters of that generation.

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