Jim Toland. Fire and Fog (2007) 386 pp. [tpo]
Publishers description: Young Jackie Dunn is forced to move to San Franciscos 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 lifes 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 hes received a draft notice and must decide: fight or flight?
Setting: San Francisco (1960s)