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Quicksilver Press
490 pages
ISBN: 9780964680449

Buy the Book at your local bookstore by order (takes just a couple of days): Alexander Book Company, Books Inc., Copperfields.

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In the summer of 1934, a strange silence descended on San Francisco. Streetcars disappeared. Gas stations closed. Theater marquees turned off. Stores and restaurants locked their doors. Butcher shops ran out of meat. The wealthy fled to their country estates. It was as if the city had died.

In his debut novel Frisco, Daniel Bacon describes the forces that led to this extraordinary state of affairs. We see it through the eyes Nick Benson and Clarisa McMahon, whose relationship is torn apart when financial hardship forces them to take separate paths. The former lovers must then learn to survive in a city that is struggling with a broken economy and a widening gap between rich and poor.

In telling this tale, Bacon delivers a passionate story of betrayal and redemption, amid a tumultuous period when the City by the Bay was affectionately known as Frisco.

“A rollicking good tale about tough times on the gritty old Frisco waterfront. Daniel Bacon has peppered his story with real figures—from Harry Bridges to Sunny Jim Rolph—and expertly mixed them into a novel of love, loyalty, and betrayal.”

—Carl Nolte, columnist, San Francisco Chronicle

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