Shadows on the Hudson
Publication Date: April 29, 2008
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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.
Born in Bridgewater, NS, and raised in Sydney, Cape Breton, Joseph Sherman (1945) received his MA in Creative Writing from the University of New Brunswick. He taught English at Centre Universitaire Saint-Louis-Maillet, Edmundston, NB, from 1970 to 1979, following which he was the editor of "ArtsAtlantic" in Charlottetown, PEI.
"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."