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By Peter Jungk,David Dollenmayer

Gustav Rubin, a fur broker in Vienna, flies to long island to spend the summer season together with his spouse and children in a lake apartment north of the town. whilst he arrives overdue at JFK, he's met by means of his opinionated, unrelenting mom, Rosa. They hire a motor vehicle and set out for Lake Gilead. yet Gustav loses his method, and son and mom turn out at the mistaken facet of the river. searching for the suitable 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 substances has grew to become over–and Gustav and mom stay gridlocked excessive above the Hudson River. Gustav starts off to consider his cherished father, a popular highbrow, now 11 months lifeless. Then, in a shocking, hugely unique twist beneficial 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 family members and its prior, specifically the lasting distorting results on a son of a well-known, very important father and a clinging, overwhelming mom, and of the variations among the new release of eu highbrow refugees who arrived within the usa throughout the moment international struggle and the youngsters of that generation.

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