Jim Toland. Fire and Fog (2007) 386 pp. [tpo]
Publisher’s description: “Young Jackie Dunn is forced to move to San Francisco’s dismal Fog Town neighborhood with his Irish-Italian family in 1960. Sharp and mature for twelve, he is attacked by teen thugs who try to kill him. Escaping, he pummels one and must secretly cope with live as a killer. Jackie comes to terms with life’s bumps during his tumultuous teens, eventually traversing the city’s famous hippie ‘Summer of Love.’ But his world turns upside down as friends return from Vietnam in caskets. Now he’s received a draft notice and must decide: fight or flight?”
Setting: San Francisco (1960s)