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Publisher Comments:

Pete Plate's newest novel is his best yet. One foggy day in San Francisco brings together bloody ghosts, a dandyish thug, capricious cops, a suicidal punk rocker, a hyper-literate slumlord and a sweet old lady sent by God to hand out cash from a hijacked armored car. In Fogtown, Plate uses a loving hand to carve his characters out of hallucination, perversity and tenacity. Plate's noir sensibility gives him special fluency with the weary souls of urban America's down and out. Fogtown describes an age unmistakeably built on the 20th century of Nelson Algren and Charles Bukowski.

Review:

"Peter Plate paints another poetically gritty Bay City tale in Fogtown." Publishers Weekly

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"[Plate's] San Francisco is a fiery hell, where the devil rides in a squad car, and God doesn't deign to put in an appearance." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"Plate is to San Francisco what Hubert Selby Jr. is to New York: a gritty, honest speaker for the grimy masses and their everyday struggle to not just survive but triumph." Willamette Week (Portland, OR)

Review:

"The Literary Laureate of San Francisco focuses largely on Frisco's gritty Mission district and its grimy lowlifes....Strong ending — but we saw it before, in Rene Clair's Le Million, wasn't it, with franc notes blowing wildly all over Paris?" Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Peter Plate's latest novel depicts hell as the underbelly of contemporary San Francisco.

Synopsis:

Ghosts, cops, junkies, psychopaths, and lost souls populate an urban purgatory.

Synopsis:

Praise for Peter Plate:

"His San Francisco is a fiery hell, where the devil rides in a squad car, and God doesn’t deign to put in an appearance."—San Francisco Chronicle

"Plate is to San Francisco what Hubert Selby, Jr. is to New York: a gritty, honest speaker for the grimy masses and their everyday struggle to not just survive but triumph."—Willamette Week (Portland, OR)

Pete Plate’s newest novel is his best yet. One foggy day in San Francisco brings together bloody ghosts, a dandyish thug, capricious cops, a suicidal punk rocker, a hyper--literate slumlord and a sweet old lady sent by God to hand out cash from a hijacked armored car. In Fogtown, Plate uses a loving hand to carve his characters out of hallucination, perversity and tenacity. Plate’s noir sensibility gives him special fluency with the weary souls of urban America’s down and out. Fogtown describes an age unmistakeably built on the 20th century of Nelson Algren and Charles Bukowski.

Peter Plate taught himself to write fiction during eight years spent squatting in abandoned buildings. He is the author of seven previous novels, including One Foot Off the Gutter (1995), Snitch Factory (1997), Police and Thieves (1999) and Angels of Catastrophe (2001), all published by Seven Stories Press. Plate lives in San Francisco, where, at spoken word concerts or readings, he has been known to speak his novels from memory.

About the Author

Peter Plate taught himself to write fiction during eight years spent squatting in abandoned buildings. He is the author of seven previous novels, including One Foot Off the Gutter (1995), Snitch Factory (1997), Police and Thieves (1999) and Angels of Catastrophe (2001), all published by Seven Stories Press. Plate lives in San Francisco, where, at spoken word concerts or readings, he has been known to speak his novels from memory.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583226391
Author:
Plate, Peter
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Inner cities
Subject:
Calendars - Fiction - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Yankee Girl
Publication Date:
June 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.5 x 0.4 in 8.5 oz

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Product details 168 pages Seven Stories Press - English 9781583226391 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Peter Plate paints another poetically gritty Bay City tale in Fogtown."
"Review" by , "[Plate's] San Francisco is a fiery hell, where the devil rides in a squad car, and God doesn't deign to put in an appearance."
"Review" by , "Plate is to San Francisco what Hubert Selby Jr. is to New York: a gritty, honest speaker for the grimy masses and their everyday struggle to not just survive but triumph."
"Review" by , "The Literary Laureate of San Francisco focuses largely on Frisco's gritty Mission district and its grimy lowlifes....Strong ending — but we saw it before, in Rene Clair's Le Million, wasn't it, with franc notes blowing wildly all over Paris?"
"Synopsis" by , Peter Plate's latest novel depicts hell as the underbelly of contemporary San Francisco.
"Synopsis" by ,
Ghosts, cops, junkies, psychopaths, and lost souls populate an urban purgatory.
"Synopsis" by ,

Praise for Peter Plate:

"His San Francisco is a fiery hell, where the devil rides in a squad car, and God doesn’t deign to put in an appearance."—San Francisco Chronicle

"Plate is to San Francisco what Hubert Selby, Jr. is to New York: a gritty, honest speaker for the grimy masses and their everyday struggle to not just survive but triumph."—Willamette Week (Portland, OR)

Pete Plate’s newest novel is his best yet. One foggy day in San Francisco brings together bloody ghosts, a dandyish thug, capricious cops, a suicidal punk rocker, a hyper--literate slumlord and a sweet old lady sent by God to hand out cash from a hijacked armored car. In Fogtown, Plate uses a loving hand to carve his characters out of hallucination, perversity and tenacity. Plate’s noir sensibility gives him special fluency with the weary souls of urban America’s down and out. Fogtown describes an age unmistakeably built on the 20th century of Nelson Algren and Charles Bukowski.

Peter Plate taught himself to write fiction during eight years spent squatting in abandoned buildings. He is the author of seven previous novels, including One Foot Off the Gutter (1995), Snitch Factory (1997), Police and Thieves (1999) and Angels of Catastrophe (2001), all published by Seven Stories Press. Plate lives in San Francisco, where, at spoken word concerts or readings, he has been known to speak his novels from memory.

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