A Call From Jersey: A Novel

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Overlook, Nov 29, 2011 - Fiction - 336 pages
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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.

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User Review  - jjm2004 - LibraryThing

A Call From Jersey is a well-written story of German immigrant Hans and his son George. George is a travel writer who visits many places but lacks a home of his own. The father and son take a trip ... Read full review

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User Review  - LCB48 - LibraryThing

This book really surprised me. When I saw the boxer on the cover and started reading about boxing I thought, "why on earth did I pick this one?" It is the story of a German immigrant who came to ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

P.F. Kluge is Writer in Residence at Kenyon College. He is the author of Gone Tomorrow and A Call From Jersey, published by Overlook. Two films, Dog Day Afternoon and Eddie and the Cruisers, are based on his work.

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