This is the name of a book, by Paul Auster. Yes, it takes place, partly at least, in Brooklyn. My friend Prof. Dr. John J. Kelly of the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, recommended it to me.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book, combining as it does tough-guy Brooklynese lingo with hilarious stories of folly and tragi-comic events; yet it offers messages of hope and shows how love saves us. Just 306 pages and it’ll hold your interest all the way, I think. At least it did me, and my friend Prof. Dr. John J. Kelly, who being Irish speaks Dutch fluently, and yet still understands the Brooklyn culture. Way to go, John! Ahh, to be a Renaissance Man!