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By Felice Picano

A home at the Ocean, a home at the Bay spans the heyday of Picano's lifestyles within the Pines and long island 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 publication get together hosted through Jackie Onassis, lunchtime rendezvous in mystery tunnels lower than Grand principal Station, getting framed for embezzlement!), and the thrills and agonies interested in 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, proficient, appealing younger males who shaped and molded homosexual tradition because it exists this day. AIDS finally 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 supplies voice to these occasions with humor, candor, and wistfulness.

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He shook his head. "Worst time, beginning of the Christmas season. Stay till January, collect your holiday bonus, then leave. " Meaning Sprague. For us the holiday season began before Thanksgiving. By midSeptember we were were ordering from scores of publishers' winter list catalogues. In a nod to my greater knowledge of stock, and I suspect to make me feel more like co-manager, Sprague actually dropped catalogues on my desk after he'd gone through them and A House on the Ocean, A House on the Bay 32 marked orders.

No one had ever before wanted to know what I thought, never mind how I thought. I was flattered in a new manner. We listened to music together. He had a recording of the British contralto, Kathleen Ferrier, singing Brahms's Alto Rhapsody that he could listen to again and again. I preferred the flip side's Four Serious Songs, which I found less weepy, more restrained with their starker piano accompaniment. Even more, I was ravished by the two Opus 91 songs, with their autumnal air of strange contentment and the extraordinary chromaticism of the viola part.

With him was a young A House on the Ocean, A House on the Bay 28 woman. They were evidently together and were acting like lovers. Now this same man who was so cozy with this statuesque redhead had chased me for six months, phoning me and asking me out continually. " Although we were not really sexually compatible, he was intensely passionate whenever we were together, which couldn't help but flatter me. And although he was neurotic about having sex with men and unconsciously homophobic las were many then), in other ways he was quite genial, even a bit charismatic, and above all intriquing.

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