Death by Pastrami by Leonard S. Bernstein

Death by Pastrami by Leonard S. Bernstein

Death by Pastrami by Leonard S. BernsteinThe book at Amazon and on Kindle

In these seventeen wry stories, Bernstein introduces us to the unsung residents of NYCs garment district — proud lace sewers, unscrupulous ragmen, and salesmen with a penchant for stolen pens. Bernstein is a master of brevity — most stories clock in at under ten pages and he is most concerned with the particulars of human yearning. A man offers a million dollars for a first-rate human heart. An engineer chooses the suit he will wear every day for the rest of his life. A funeral salesman discovers the deadly power of the pastrami sandwich. In their breadth, these stories capture a New York that recedes further into memory every year: a garment district populated by people with at least a passing acquaintanceship with the old country and older ways of making things.

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