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By Felice Picano

A home at the Ocean, a home at the Bay spans the heyday of Picano's existence within the Pines and ny through the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies. He chronicles his amorous affairs and the tortuous intricacies of an established love triangle, his hilarious misadventures as a bookstall worker (arranging a booklet occasion hosted through Jackie Onassis, lunchtime rendezvous in mystery tunnels under Grand important Station, getting framed for embezzlement!), and the thrills and agonies fascinated about the writing and publishing of his first novels, together with clever because the satan and Eyes. Picano additionally regales us with tales in regards to the mythical "Class of 1975, " the "Gay 2,000" - hip, political, gifted, attractive younger males who shaped and molded homosexual tradition because it exists at the present time. AIDS finally unfold throughout the Pines like wildfire and approximately ninety eight percentage of the "Gay 2,000" are actually useless, yet Felice Picano has lived via all of it, and he provides voice to these instances with humor, candor, and wistfulness.

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There was an easiness about the next few weeks that even then seemed idyllic. It helped that I was feeling suddenly freed, that I had a new goal in life-to become a writer in the next few months no matter what it took. It helped that Edward continually pleased me by his terrific good looks-and less expected-by his desire to teach me all that he knew. This meant art, primarily. Although I'd taken courses in high school and college-both applied and art history-Ed's training as an artist had been intense, far more complete than mine.

He became red faced. No, it was impossible. I told him that I'd worked months to pour oil on the waters roiling between Sprague and the staff, and the result was Sprague was turning his need for conflict on me. "He treats me like dirt in front of customers and clerks. I'm not getting paid enough for that treatment. " He told me to calm down, he'd talk with Sprague as soon as he returned. I was well aware of Sprague's combination of paranoia and arrogance. "That's the worst thing you could do. " No, the executive assured me, he knew how to handle Sprague.

I think you'd do yourself a service by writing down what we just discussed," he said, handing me a pad of yellow foolscap. Now I was angry and resentful. " "Your father's illness ... " "I don't know what good that'll do. Unless it's intended for me to admit incompetence. " He stood up, leaned across the desk, threatening me with further investigation, the police, all sorts of things. I was scared but I held firm. He left the room to take a phone call. " I told him what Mr. had asked me to write.

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