New PDF release: A House on the Ocean, a House on the Bay (a memoir)

By Felice Picano

ISBN-10: 0571199364

ISBN-13: 9780571199365

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 Nineteen Seventies. He chronicles his amorous affairs and the tortuous intricacies of an established love triangle, his hilarious misadventures as a bookshop worker (arranging a publication celebration hosted via Jackie Onassis, lunchtime rendezvous in mystery tunnels under Grand vital Station, getting framed for embezzlement!), and the thrills and agonies concerned with 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, gifted, appealing 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 provides voice to these occasions with humor, candor, and wistfulness.

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It was invented by a German named Alfred Witte FELICE PICANO 43 during World War I and was called Uranian astrology. Witte had devised it to try to explain and to predict battles and other such bellicose incidents he was witnessing and reading about daily. These events appeared to be unaccounted for by the standard astrological practices. One new-and controversial-aspect of Witte's system was that it posited eight "planets," or points of stellar influence, beyond the known worlds of our solar system.

All this showed up in her chart not as personality defects, but as external forces arrayed against her, seemingly negating everything positive. I was relieved when she went to London for the operation and called to say it was a success. While thereafter she continued to walk with a cane, she suffered no pain, and lived long enough to contract cancer-decades of booze and tobacco use coming home to roost-and to die of that. Jeannie also sent me clients, and if I had wanted to, I could have gone out and found more on my own.

A slender kitchenette with windows on the avenue opened to a short corridor across which lay the bedroom, the only rectangular room in the apartment. The living room was a triangle less the apex, which had been cut off to make the bathroom. At night, sitting on the long sofa, one had the streetlighted windows ahead, a wall-to-wall carpet, solid, masculine-looking furniture, and one wall dominated by large, earth-colored abstract oils, painted by Ed a few years before. The wall between the bedroom and the living room had been cut through chest high, covered by a little blind.

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