Frisco

Frisco

by Daniel Bacon

Publication Date: 18/04/2014

RRP  $27.56 $27.25
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, a young couple 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. Based on historic events, Frisco introduces us to Harry Bridges, a charismatic union organizer who leads longshoremen into a strike that spreads to the entire West Coast. On opposites sides of this bloody conflict between capital and labor, Nick and Clarisa find their loyalties wavering, their relationship uncertain. 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.
ISBN:
9780964680449
9780964680449
Category:
Historical fiction
Publication Date:
18-04-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
QuickSilver Press
Country of origin:
United States

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