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A Call From Jersey

P.F. Kluge

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ISBN 13: 978-1-59020-687-4
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8

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Overlook's surprise fiction hit of 2008 was P. F. Kluge's novel Gone Tomorrow. Embraced by reviewers and critics alike, Gone Tomorrow drew lavish praise from The New York Times to the San Francisco Chronicle-- and was named one of the best books of the year by NPR as it made its way through multiple printings.

With A Call From Jersey he has outdone himself and produced an astounding work--a long view of the American experience and the steady mutation of the American Dream. Set in the 1980s, 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 but lackluster travel column. Written with Kluge's signature verve and humor, this is a compulsively readable and humane wonder of a book-- a true American classic.

P. F. Kluge is Writer in Residence at Kenyon College. Two films, Dog Day Afternoon and Eddie and the Cruisers, have been based on his work. He lives in Gambier, Ohio.

"A sharply observed yet tender novel . . . A quirky, tart, yet unexpectedly generous story."
--The New York Times

"I have admired every novel by P.F. Kluge, but I must say that A Call From Jerseyis the most stunning, provocative, and beautifully written of all." --Howard Norman, author of The Bird Artist

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