wanted money, fast money and high life.
loved him, but saw that Asher was rushing toward disaster when he became boss of the numbers game, the lucrative racket which kept the waiters of the Fishbowl in a fever of gambling excitement.
A powerful and illuminating story of a young Negro who for a dizzying moment became a big shot in a luxurious New York restaurant – and what it did to him and those around him.
Title: The Waiters
Author: William Fisher
Imprint & Number: Signet 1097
Cover price: 25¢
Publication date: 2/1954
Cover artist: James Avati
- Service with a smile . . . somehow (restaurant-ingthroughhistory.com)