Peter Plate. Soon the Rest Will Fall
(2006) 168 pp.
Publisher’s description: “Slatts Calhoun and Robert Grogan saw things
in San Quentin State Prison that were a far cry from the safe existence
of working at a nine-to-five job, paying the mortgage, being married, and
having children. They witnessed rapes and riots, convicts getting shot
by guards, stretches in solitary confinement, lousy food, and no privacy.
But when they are paroled and let out onto the gritty streets of San Francisco,
they discover new complications: the two men had been cell mates and lovers;
Robert has a wife and kid on the outside; and the two separate worlds are
about to collide.”
Setting: San Francisco; San Quentin Prison