Keys to the city: tales of a New York City locksmith

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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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subject_facet City and town life -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction, 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, Locksmiths, Social life and customs