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F o gto w n 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 looted from an armored car. “Peter Plate has, once again, conjured an eternal skid row of the soul, complete with breathing, lusting, flesh-and-bone characters, vivid in tragicomic mortality.” —Eric Drooker, author of Street Posters and Ballads Paper 978-1-58322-639-1 $13.00 176 pages

O n e F o ot o ff the G u tter When two cops narrowly miss catching the armed robber of a Mission Street liquor store, a game of hide and seek ensues that escalates into a catechism of destruction. Paper 978-1-58322-259-1 $13.00 240 pages

P o lice a n d T hie v es

“Plate’s sixth novel in the past decade and probably his best. 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 reveals a brutal, barbarous society, in which there is no honesty among thieves and law enforcers. . . . A powerful, deeply felt book.” —Saturday Times (UK)

Paper 978-1-58322-482-3 $13.00 224 pages

S n itch Facto ry Larceny and murder vie with sex and love in this second novel in Plate’s Mission Quartet, set in the inferno of the Department of Social Services on San Francisco’s Otis Street. Paper 978-1-58322-258-4 $13.00 184 pages

S o o n the R est W ill Fall Worlds collide when Slatts Calhoun and Robert Grogan, cell mates and lovers in San Quentin State Prison, are paroled and let out on the gritty streets of San Francisco. Paper 978-1-58322-839-5 $13.95 192 pages

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