Shadows on the Hudson

Shadows on the Hudson

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Overview

"A piercing work of fiction with a strong claim to being Singer's masterpiece" (Richard Bernstein, The New York Times), Shadows on the Hudson traces the intertwined lives of a group of Jewish refugees in New York City in the late 1940s. At its center is Boris Makaver, a pious, wealthy businessman whose greatest trial is his unstable daughter, Anna. A chain of events disrupts the lives of the close-knit community as each refugee struggles to reconcile the horrific past with the difficult present, as Singer explores both the nature of faith and the nature of love in the aftermath of the Holocaust.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374531225
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 04/29/2008
Series: FSG Classics
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 943,610
Product dimensions: 5.44(w) x 8.27(h) x 1.59(d)

About the Author

Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-91) was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978.

Date of Birth:

July 14, 1904

Date of Death:

July 24, 1991

Place of Birth:

Radzymin, Poland

Place of Death:

Surfside, Florida

Education:

Attended Tachkemoni Rabbinical Seminary in Warsaw, Poland, 1920-27

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Shadows on the Hudson 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
suesbooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a very itneresting, well-written book. Probably my favorite of Singer's. It is a portrayal of a group of survivors of the Holocaust now living in New York. Their lives really are a mess, and it seems that their motivation for good deeds is a fear of G-d. After what these characters lived through, it's interesting to learn how they lived their lives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
dark book / unlike other singer's , not a consoling ending.. so shape up !