Shrouded in Mysteries

No Go on Jackson Street

No Go on Jackson Street

by Mike Weiss (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1987)

Book design: Susan Lu
Jacket design: Laurie Dolphin

 

"You got no-gos almost every night—prank callers, or people who called and then changed their mind and didn't answer the door, or who gave you a mistaken address—but the drunken old man, the rube with the quarter, the wet front of my pants where the coffee had spilled, and the no-go were enough for one night. I was exhausted, used up, and nasty spirited, and working another hour would just make it worse. There was the usual throbbing pain deep inside my right thigh and the back of my neck was knotted tighter than the suspension coils on the Golden Gate Bridge. What in God's name was I doing playing at the nickel-dime-and-quarter table?"