By Peter Jungk,David Dollenmayer

Gustav Rubin, a fur broker in Vienna, flies to long island to spend the summer time together with his spouse and little ones in a lake residence north of the town. while he arrives overdue at JFK, he's met through his opinionated, unrelenting mom, Rosa. They hire a automobile and set out for Lake Gilead. yet Gustav loses his means, and son and mom prove at the mistaken facet of the river. looking for the correct 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 substances has became over–and Gustav and mom stay gridlocked excessive above the Hudson River. Gustav starts off to think about his liked father, a popular highbrow, now 11 months lifeless. Then, in a shocking, hugely unique twist worthwhile of Kafka, either Gustav and mom see the physique – “the mammoth, golem-like fatherbody” – of Ludwig David Rubin floating bare within the waters below.

Crossing the Hudson
is a profound meditation on a Jewish relations and its previous, in particular the lasting distorting results on a son of a recognized, very important father and a clinging, overwhelming mom, and of the diversities among the iteration of ecu highbrow refugees who arrived within the usa through the moment global conflict and the youngsters of that generation.

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