Girl in a boat in NYC. And then, um, something.
August 12, 2011 8:03 AM Subscribe
Would love some help tracking down a novel that intrigued me, but unfortunately I have only the tiniest bit of info to go on... I know there's a girl in a boat on the river in New York City, and that it's set in the past.
posted by Mchelly to media & arts (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I read a review of this book in either the NY Times Book Review, or possibly in the New Yorker, about 6-8 years ago (give or take). It was set around a century ago - my hazy memory involves it being 1880's-ish, but could have been early 20th century. I think the Ellis Island immigrant experience was involved in some way, but the boat was more of a rowboat or small craft on a foggy night (maybe she was running away from something?). There was also some Jewish connection, either the girl was a Jewish immigrant, or possibly it was simply a Jewish author and I assumed that connection to the plot. Any help?