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Shadows on the Hudson

A Novel

Isaac Bashevis Singer; Translated by Joseph Sherman

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Set in New York City in the late 1940s, Shadows on the Hudson traces the intertwined lives of a circle of prosperous Jewish refugees. From gloomy Upper West Side apartments to the pastel Yiddish resorts of Miami, Singer covers the territory of American Jewry in the aftermath of the Holocaust.  At the center of the story is Boris Makaver, a pious, wealthy businessman whose greatest trial is his unstable daughter, Anna. It is Anna who sets off a chain of events that wholly disrupts the lives of the close-knit community as each refugee struggles to reconcile the horrific past with the difficult present.  Singer explores both the nature of faith and the nature of love in the tremulous time after the Holocaust.

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"A significant event, a major addition to the English-language Singer oeuvre. It is a startling, piercing work of fiction, a book with a strong claim to being Singer's masterpiece."
--The New York Times
 
"A matchless portrait of human frailty seen from the perspective of a vast compassionate understanding. A major work, from one of the great modern novelists."
--Kirkus Reviews
 
"This major novel is a welcome addition to the Singer library."
--Library Journal

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Shadows on the Hudson

A Novel

Isaac Bashevis Singer; Translated by Joseph Sherman

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