Two Cents Plain: My Brooklyn Boyhood Martin Lemelman

ISBN: 9781608190041

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320 pages


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Two Cents Plain: My Brooklyn Boyhood  by  Martin Lemelman

Two Cents Plain: My Brooklyn Boyhood by Martin Lemelman
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Martin Lemelmans elegiac and bittersweet graphic memoir Two Cents Plain collects the memories and artifacts of the authors childhood in Brooklyn. The son of Holocaust survivors, Lemelman grew up in the back of his familys candy store inMoreMartin Lemelmans elegiac and bittersweet graphic memoir Two Cents Plain collects the memories and artifacts of the authors childhood in Brooklyn. The son of Holocaust survivors, Lemelman grew up in the back of his familys candy store in Brownsville during the 1950s and 60s, as the neighborhood, and much of the city, moved into a period of deep decline.

In Two Cents Plain, Lemelman pieces together the fragments of his past in an effort to come to terms with a childhood that was marked by struggle both in and outside of the home. But his was not a childhood wholly without its pleasures. Lemelmans Brooklyn is also the nostalgic place of egg creams and comic books, malteds and novelty toys, where the voices of Brownsvilles denizens—the deli man, the fish man, and the fruit man—all come to vivid life. Between the lingering strains of the Holocaust and the increasing violence on the citys streets, Two Cents Plain reaches its dramatic climax in 1968, as Lemelmans worlds explode, forcing him and his family to re-create their lives.

Through his stirring narrative and richly rendered black-and-white drawings, family photographs, and found objects, Lemelman creates a lush, layered view of a long-lost time and place, the chronicle of a family and a city in crisis.

Two Cents Plain is a wholly unique memoir and a reading experience not soon forgotten.



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