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By Peter Jungk,David Dollenmayer

Gustav Rubin, a fur broker in Vienna, flies to big apple to spend the summer season together with his spouse and young ones in a lake apartment north of town. while he arrives past due at JFK, he's met by means of his opinionated, unrelenting mom, Rosa. They hire a automobile and set out for Lake Gilead. yet Gustav loses his approach, and son and mom turn out at the unsuitable part of the river. looking for the fitting 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 grew to become over–and Gustav and mom stay gridlocked excessive above the Hudson River. Gustav starts to think about his loved father, a well known highbrow, now 11 months useless. Then, in a shocking, hugely unique twist worthwhile of Kafka, either Gustav and mom see the physique – “the sizeable, golem-like fatherbody” – of Ludwig David Rubin floating bare within the waters below.

Crossing the Hudson
is a profound meditation on a Jewish relatives and its earlier, specifically the lasting distorting results on a son of a recognized, important father and a clinging, overwhelming mom, and of the diversities among the new release of ecu highbrow refugees who arrived within the usa throughout the moment international struggle and the kids of that generation.

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