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Shadows on the Hudson (FSG Classics) (Paperback)

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"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.

About the Author

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

Praise For…

"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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780374531225
ISBN-10: 0374531226
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Publication Date: April 29th, 2008
Pages: 548
Language: English
Series: FSG Classics