“The details in Crossing the Hudson [give] this novel about the troubled generations of a post-War Jewish family a verisimilitude that draws readers in…Jungk’s telling of the story is irresistible.”
The Jewish Week
“[The characters] are suspended between Europe and America, a Jewish family’s past and present, in this novel that features a Kafka-like event on the Tappan Zee Bridge.”
The National Jewish Post and Opinion
“Brilliantly blending reality and fantasy, Peter Stephan Jungk has written an intriguing novel…set forth with great wit and skill."
“A stirring meditation on family, faith and intellect… Jungk’s beautiful, uncanny work breaks new ground in stories about fathers and sons.”
“Pleasantly bizarre… [a]n unusual and inventive work…refreshingly strange…”
Times Literary Supplement
"Modern Jewish fiction has generally preferred to depict the Oedipal struggle. A strange, durable love – not Roth’s sublimated hatred, not Kafka’s fear – reigns in Crossing the Hudson…[a] journey taken far too infrequently by Jungk’s literary predecessors."
The Star Tribune
“Jungk’s beautiful, surpassingly strange novel deals with emotions and faith…a treatment of father-son relationships that’s both deeply intimate and deeply intellectual.”
Salonica World Lit
"[A] great work in translation."