Never Sink Books
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Never Sink Books proudly announces the release of
THE STREET SINGER
By Stephen Witt
The gonzo story of Brooklyn’s Barclays Arena and an NBA team coming to Brooklyn by the journalist who played a pivotal role in making it happen.
The Street Singer follows flat-broke subway musician, Jason Spirit, as he stumbles
into contact with high-powered developer Thaddeus Hoover – a thinly-veiled take on
developer Bruce Ratner. Spirit ends up playing project supporters and opponents
against each other in order to get a song he’s written to rapper BScott –
a take on Brooklyn Nets minority owner Jay-Z.
This is a novel about sex, money and power in a changing Brooklyn, a musical and often humorous take on present day NYC, complete with Russian oligarchs, blogger journalists, gentrification, poverty, celebrity adulation and basketball.
An America discovering a new paradigm of global captitalism, with a reinvented Brooklyn at its core.
Signed copies available only through pre-order on this website. Ships early-October. Purchase through our online store.
By Stephen Witt
"American Moses" follows the visionary wanderings of a haphazard group of Upstate New York Jews, who follow their hearts and desires in search of self and a new Promised Land. More Huck Finn than Jack Kerouac, this folk tale offers up a reflection of America in the early 21st century.
After a small, upstate New York synagogue burns to the ground its devastated members wonder what is next. Their Rabbi vows to rebuild, but Southie Lewis, a secular Jew of modest means, offers to lead them, like Moses through the wilderness, to the glitz and glamor of Las Vegas — the fastest growing city in the U.S. — in hopes of finding a new Promised Land.
(Cover photo by Erica Sherman)