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Fogtown: A Novel

Authors: Plate, Peter
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
BISAC/Subject: FIC019000, FIC022010, FIC048000
ISBN: 9781609802165, Related ISBNs: 1583226397, 1609802160, 9781583226391, 9781609802165
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 168,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: One foggy day in San Francisco brings together bloody ghosts, a dandyish thug, capricious cops, a suicidal punk rocker, a hyperliterate slumlord, and a sweet old lady sent by God to hand out cash from a hijacked armored car. In Fogtown, Peter 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 a new age unmistakably built on the twentieth century of Nelson Algren and Charles Bukowski.
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