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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 big apple through 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 e-book occasion hosted through Jackie Onassis, lunchtime rendezvous in mystery tunnels less than Grand significant Station, getting framed for embezzlement!), and the thrills and agonies enthusiastic about 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 at the present time. 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 offers voice to these occasions with humor, candor, and wistfulness.

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He did this all in the same awkward and slapdash manner as he did everything else in the store. He also displaced his irritation at how life was mistreating him from me back to Dan Pritch in records. One afternoon, Sprague made a big deal about leaving early, making sure I knew he was auditioning for a new Broadway show. , a turnaround of my own threat. I bided my time, building up my savings account. I'd decided to leave by Thanksgiving, and when some chance errand brought me to Grand Central Station, I mentioned it to Stiles.

Great, Ed said, and LSD was the only way to do Disneyland. " He suggested dinner. Thinking of my tight finances, I suggested a A House on the Ocean, A House on the Bay so drink. He countered with breakfast, late the next morning at the Bagel, a tiny, easy-going hangout on West Fourth Street. I agreed. Breakfast seems such a bland, innocent way to first get to know someone that it will probably sound overdramatic when I write that so began a relationship that even now, twenty-four years after it ended, I'm still unable to fully explain.

As I was leaving the personnel office, I met up with the man again. He was leaving for lunch. He told me with a half wink that he wasn't telling anyone I'd quit. Not Sprague, not Mr. _ _. He hoped I would be equally discreet. He A House on the Ocean, A House on the Bay 34 was evidently planning it to be some kind of intraoffice bombshell. Fine with me. Sprague was determined to make this usually profitable time of year even more profitable and as we neared Thanksgiving, he became his old self again, running clerks off their feet on minuscule errands, shouting over the least error, carrying on over everyday screwups, and declaring at one point that we were all undermining him, trying to make him look bad.

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