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 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 book place worker (arranging a booklet social gathering hosted by means of Jackie Onassis, lunchtime rendezvous in mystery tunnels less than Grand critical Station, getting framed for embezzlement!), and the thrills and agonies all for 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 in the course of 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 instances with humor, candor, and wistfulness.

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You see, what security couldn't figure out was since you'd already handed in your resignation before the incident of the missing cash, why would you endanger your last weeks? And when you told them you returned for your umbrella, that seemed to confirm your honesty, as well as how good your memory was. " I couldn't take it all in. "Then ... " "He didn't know you were quitting. He was sure you'd replace him. He had to do something to get you out. LICE. PICANO 41 on he decided he liked having pocket money.

He came upstairs and kept doing things around my desk until I got the hint that he wanted to talk to me. Although he apologized for disturbing my "free time," Sprague sat a desk away and very red-faced blurted out, "I spoke to Mr. " I thought that was apparent and said nothing. " "It's actually none of your business," I replied. "None of my ... " he was ready to explode. "You didn't transfer me here. Mr. did. At the time of the transfer I said I didn't want to come here. In truth, I didn't want to work for the chain at all.

The deception is finally cleared up, the boy goes on his way somewhat wiser, and the peacock gets as much pie as it can handle. Lest hindsight read too much into this very little tale, I'll merely say that it was deemed a readable, indeed a superior story by the sixyear-old and her parents, and when I showed him a copy, Jay Weiss was inspired enough to want to illustrate it. He only painted about six or seven pages in one of those Japanese foldout books, but they're wonderful and make it a prize possession.

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