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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 new york in the course of the Sixties and Seventies. He chronicles his amorous affairs and the tortuous intricacies of an established love triangle, his hilarious misadventures as a book place worker (arranging a booklet celebration hosted by means of Jackie Onassis, lunchtime rendezvous in mystery tunnels less than Grand relevant Station, getting framed for embezzlement!), and the thrills and agonies focused on the writing and publishing of his first novels, together with shrewdpermanent 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 ultimately unfold throughout the Pines like wildfire and approximately ninety eight percentage of the "Gay 2,000" at the moment are useless, yet Felice Picano has lived via all of it, and he offers voice to these occasions with humor, candor, and wistfulness.

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Those tiny glimpses, those minor significations made me half aware he was older, not merely in years but in experience. Now, in the half-light, I asked Ed what it was he did want. "Perhaps 'want' is the wrong word," he said, but he was neither apologizing nor waffling. "Admire. Yes, that's the word. " nuzzling me, "I'm terrifically turned on by your mind! " * * * I'd begun to keep a journal, keep it seriously. And as I've always written, while it was mostly filled with essays, occasionally I'd simply write down occurrences that strongly affected me.

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. "He needs that for the insurance company," he explained. FELICE PICANO 39 Wait a minute! 11 I had an idea. 11 lsn't there a timer on the safe, tool That would show when I opened and closed it. 11 11 Maybe. But not whether you put the drawers inside. Let's think about this," he said. He sat down and seemed to do just that. Finally, he surprised me by saying, "Well, they've got us. " What was he talking aboutl 11 l'll say.

Finally, he surprised me by saying, "Well, they've got us. " What was he talking aboutl 11 l'll say. I'm fired. 11 "You were quitting anyway. 11 11 It's different. 11 11 Don't worry. I'll make sure you get a bonus. All this is partly my fault, 11 he said, as though talking to himself. "If I'd let them know you were quitting, maybe ... " He stood up to go. 11 ! appreciate the bonus, but he said the police- 11 11 No police. It's only petty larceny. 11 I was beginning to get a glimmer of what he was thinking.

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