By Samantha Samel
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Martin Kleinman, a 25-year Brooklyn veteran, has recently published “Home Front”, a collection of NYC-centric stories published by Brooklyn-based Sock Monkey Press. The book explores a varied group of New Yorkers, illustrating the remarkably diverse population that inhabits this beloved city.
Kleinman will appear at BookCourt in Cobble Hill on Saturday, June 8 to celebrate the release of his book and to read from the collection. According to Scott Adkins, publisher of Sock Monkey Press, “Each story in ‘Home Front’ represents a different look at the New York mosaic, present and past. Kleinman’s writing is bold, visceral and resonates with recently-arrived New Yorkers as well as long-time residents,” he said.
“Home Front”, which features both native New Yorkers and recent transplants, appeals to multiple generations; while the collection is rooted in 20th century folklore, young readers have been fascinated by the subject matter. Adkins explained, “Millennials – a generation that accounts for approximately 30 percent of the U.S. population, are hungry for detail about the New York that pre-dates their arrival here.”
The June 8 event will begin at 7 p.m. BookCourt is located at 163 Court St. in Cobble Hill.
Kleinman is a New York-based storyteller (www.therealnewyorkers.com), who has captivated audiences with his tales of Real New Yorkers with his engaging storytelling style in venues from KGB to Brooklyn’s Union Hall, bringing his tales to life in true ‘round-the-campfire tradition. Born and raised in New York, Kleinman has lived and worked throughout New York City. He currently resides in the northwest Bronx, overlooking the full length and breadth of the world’s greatest, most seductive – and always-changing – metropolis.