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By Peter Jungk,David Dollenmayer

Gustav Rubin, a fur broker in Vienna, flies to ny to spend the summer season along with his spouse and teenagers in a lake residence north of town. while he arrives overdue at JFK, he's met through his opinionated, unrelenting mom, Rosa. They lease a motor vehicle and set out for Lake Gilead. yet Gustav loses his method, and son and mom prove at the flawed aspect of the river. searching for the ideal path 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 became over–and Gustav and mom stay gridlocked excessive above the Hudson River. Gustav starts to think about his cherished father, a well known highbrow, now 11 months lifeless. Then, in a stunning, hugely unique twist precious of Kafka, either Gustav and mom see the physique – “the tremendous, golem-like fatherbody” – of Ludwig David Rubin floating bare within the waters below.

Crossing the Hudson
is a profound meditation on a Jewish family members and its previous, particularly the lasting distorting results on a son of a well-known, important father and a clinging, overwhelming mom, and of the diversities among the new release of eu highbrow refugees who arrived within the usa through the moment global struggle and the youngsters of that generation.

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