A House on the Ocean, a House on the Bay (a memoir) by Felice Picano

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 throughout 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 lower than Grand vital Station, getting framed for embezzlement!), and the thrills and agonies focused on the writing and publishing of his first novels, together with clever because the satan and Eyes. Picano additionally regales us with tales concerning the mythical "Class of 1975, " the "Gay 2,000" - hip, political, proficient, attractive younger males who shaped and molded homosexual tradition because it exists this present day. AIDS finally unfold during the Pines like wildfire and approximately ninety eight percentage of the "Gay 2,000" are actually lifeless, yet Felice Picano has lived via all of it, and he supplies voice to these instances with humor, candor, and wistfulness.

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Most of the calls were about her health. Indeed, a new method in London turned out to be exactly right for her. Some calls were about finances: should she invest in a new fund her friend-and my acquaintance-Sam Plaia had put together? Her chart clearly showed loss through investing with friends in the near future, so I advised her not to. She did anyway and lost the money. A House on the Ocean, A House on the Bay But while she phoned and I advised her step by step, and she sent me a check after each call, I found myself coming to dread her phone calls.

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. Early on in those journals, these events are noted infrequently, handled in a very distanced and almost pathetically objective manner. Without the key, reading these entries is like catching stones skipping over the water at the moment they touch the surface, an enigmatic tisFELICE PICANO ss sue laid over a life.

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. Early on in those journals, these events are noted infrequently, handled in a very distanced and almost pathetically objective manner. Without the key, reading these entries is like catching stones skipping over the water at the moment they touch the surface, an enigmatic tisFELICE PICANO ss sue laid over a life.

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