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“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 describes San Francisco with the careful eyes of an insider and without judgment. . . . Peter Plate is one of the most intriguing novelists writing now.”—Review of Contemporary Fiction

Slatts Calhoun and Robert Grogan saw things in San Quentin State Prison that were a far cry from the safe existence of working at a nine-to-five job, paying the mortgage, being married, and having children. They witnessed rapes and riots, convicts getting shot by guards, stretches in solitary confinement, lousy food, and no privacy. But when they are paroled and let out onto the gritty streets of San Francisco, they discover that things might have been better in prison after all.

Peter Plate delivers a manic, intensely human, and lyrical portrait of two cons trying to make it in the sweltering holiday madhouse of a three-time loser’s San Francisco.

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). 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:
9781609800567
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Plate, Peter
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Fiction : Urban Life
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Subject:
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Publication Date:
November 2006
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
192

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