Hey, Peter writes gritty novels about crime in San Francisco's Mission District, highly recommended.
Here're details on this next reading, on 1 July, I'll be there:
Peter Plate returns to City Lights!
Thursday, July 1st, 2004, 7 pm
Peter Plate will be reciting from and discussing his new novel, Fogtown, published by Seven Stories Press
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.
Finally, today's Chron has a really good review,