A Call From Jersey by P.F. Kluge
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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.
 

About P.F. Kluge

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Novelist, journalist and teacher, P. F. KLUGE is Writer in Residence at Kenyon College. His novels include Eddie and The Cruisers and, most recently, Gone Tomorrow. Two films, Dog Day Afternoon and Eddie And The Cruisers, have been based on his work. Kluge lives in Gambier, Ohio.
 
Published November 29, 2011 by Overlook Books. 335 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The Manhattan—and later on, New Jersey—that Hans remembers was very different from what George knows, full of beer and sausages and the German language, and time spent with Hans’s more sociable brother Heinz.

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German immigrant and widower Hans Greifinger and his travel-writer son, George Griffin, narrate Kluge's latest (after Gone Tomorrow), an absorbing if slightly restrained novel that's as much about the 20th-century American experience as it is about brothers, fathers, and sons.

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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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