Two Cents Plain: My Brooklyn Boyhood


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Martin Lemelman's elegiac and bittersweet graphic memoir Two Cents Plain collects the memories and artifacts of the author's childhood in Brooklyn. The son of Holocaust survivors, Lemelman grew up in the back of his family's 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 ...

Two Cents Plain: My Brooklyn Boyhood 2010, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, New York

ISBN-13: 9781608190041