One Foot Off the Gutter

One foot off the gutter : a novel / Peter Plate. p. cm. ISBN 1-58322-259-6 (pbk.) 1. Mission District (San Francisco, Calif.) — Fiction. 2. Police — California — San Francisco — Fiction. 3. San Francisco (Calif.) — Fiction. 4.

Author: Peter Plate

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609800540

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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The time is 1996. Our narrator, Coddy, a policeman, is underpaid, sleep-deprived, and overweight. Coddy’s partner, Bellamy, is homeless, living out of their shared squad car, littering the back seat with his dirty underwear and empty cigarette packs. Free Box and Barbie are squatters who rob Rainbow Health Foods at gunpoint for something to eat. From the junkies openly shooting up on stoops to the homeless men with their fleets of shopping carts piled high with garbage, Peter Plate’s Mission District is "a catechism in destruction," one that doesn’t end until someone is apprehended for an unsolved crime. A story about inner-city, west coast gentrification at the end of the 20th century.






According to Plan

His ostentatious living and entertaining were all part of his plan to present himself as the most powerful of men, ... Peter Plate, One Foot Off the Gutter NARRAToR you'll find a scene like this throughout every village, town, ...

Author: Rob Kovitz

Publisher: Treyf Books

ISBN: 1927923115

Category: Art

Page: 670

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“Clearly, someone had to have a plan, an idea, a beginning …” — John McCabe, Stickleback “What’s the plan?” — youtube.com, Battlestar Actors Lay Out the Plan Canadian author-artist Rob Kovitz is the creator of Treyf Books, inventive montage book projects that juxtapose texts and images collected from widely varied sources. Centered around a certain theme, he then recombines these findings to form new works of imagination that are at once multivalent and surprisingly cohesive. Kovitz’s latest super-cut bookwork, According to Plan, begins with his interest in the word “plan,” and every text selection includes the word “plan.” The result is a funny, disquieting, and thought-provoking exploration of the human obsession with making plans.