With A Call From New Jersey Kluge has outdone himself with a long view of the American experience and the steady mutation of the American dream. Set in the1980's it follows the life of Hans Greifinger, a German-American who immigrated to the United States in 1928 and built a life for himself and his son, George, who has adopted the surname Griffin for his nationally-syndicated lackluster travel column.aYoua#39;re fine, a I reassured her. I held her hands, smiling at her, trying to run off her worries, though I had some worries of my own about this evening. ... A temple door from Thailand, a pair of hardwoodandwicker chairs from the Philippines, a wall full of batiks from ... aPeople say, they cana#39;t tell if Ia#39;m just moving in or just moving out.a aDo you ... aI own it.a aYou and the bank, huh?a aNo, just me.a aWhata#39;s it ... a condo?a aCoop, a I said, pouring into four longstemmed champagne glasses. One ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||A Call From Jersey: A Novel|
|Author||:||P. F. Kluge|
|Publisher||:||The Overlook Press - 2011-11-29|