Keys to the city: tales of a New York City locksmith
1st American ed.
Called Doctor of the Deadbolt by The New York Times, musician-turned-locksmith Joel Kostman has been collecting stories about the New York characters he's encountered in twenty years on the job: the poor and the wealthy, the friendly and the lonely, and, of course, the eccentric. As Kostman quietly lets them into their apartments, cars, or safes, they let down their guard and let him into their lives. Here we meet a ninety-two-year-old cousin of Eddie Cantor who urges Kostman to try on one of the singer's jackets; a doctor who was Bugsy Siegel's personal physician; a very sexy Jersey girl; and five naked old men listening to Mozart in a steaming apartment, while a 35-degree-below-zero wind blows outside. In vignettes reminiscent of Isaac Bashevis Singer, Keys to the City is an unforgettable collection of fourteen encounters with New Yorkers locked out, locked in--and a few not far from being locked up.
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|Grouping Title||keys to the city tales of a new york city locksmith|
|Grouping Author||kostman joel|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-10-10 01:06:21AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-01-27 02:30:06AM|
|available_at_cmc||CMC Steamboat Campus|
|detailed_location_cmc||CMC Steamboat Campus|
|local_callnumber_cmc||PS3561.O8425 K49 1997|
|owning_library_cmc||Colorado Mountain College|
|owning_location_cmc||CMC Steamboat Campus|
|subject_facet||City and town life -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction|
Locksmiths -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
|title_display||Keys to the city : tales of a New York City locksmith|
|title_full||Keys to the city : tales of a New York City locksmith / by Joel Kostman|
|title_short||Keys to the city|
|title_sub||tales of a New York City locksmith|
|topic_facet||City and town life|
Social life and customs