Follows the life of Hans Greifinger, a German-American who immigrated to the U.S. in 1928 and built a life for himself in New York and later New Jersey, and his son, George, who has adopted the surname Griffin for his lackluster, nationally syndicated travel column. Reprint.
A listless travel writer revisits his home ground of northern New Jersey, where his immigrant German father settled in the late 1920s. Fifty years later the German-American community has faded into an East Coast population dominated by other immigrants, and George Griffin, born Greifinger, struggles to reconnect with his father Hans and the heritage of the generation that fled the fatherland before World War II. Full of references to the watermarks of German-American pride, CALL FROM JERSEY is P.F. Kluge's novel tribute to his own family background.
- Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- General, Literary Genres + Types of Novels
- Overlook Pr
- October 25, 2011
- November 29, 2011
- P. F. Kluge