Like People In History is Back!
- Written by: Felice Picano
- Narrated by: Ethan Sawyer
- Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
- This title is scheduled to be released on 09-24-13
- Free with Subscription, or $34.94 for non-members - Get it HERE
Stonewall Cousins, Roger and Alistair, become lifelong friends when they meet as boys in 1954. After both discovering their homosexuality, their lives intersect against the backdrop of 20th Century gay culture, from the beachboy surfer days of the 1960's, to the Greenwich Village AIDS activism in the 1990's.
Picano--bestselling author, founder of the first gay publshing house in New York, and one of the original seven members of the legendary Violet Quill Club--uniquely captures American gay life and subculture during the last half of the 20th century in this brilliantly written, extraordinarily entertaining saga.
"...the gay Gone With The Wind" -- Edmund White
"Love this book!" -- Goodreads reader
On The Shelves Now
FELICE'S NEWEST BOOK!!
AVAILABLE APRIL 2013 FROM BOLD STROKES BOOKS
The new book is called 20th Century Unlimited, and it consists of a short novel of about 155 pages and a novella of about 55 pages.
As is usually the case I have no idea where the idea for either story came from. Sometimes I think I'm channeling dead people and telling their stories. Sometimes I merely accept the fact that I have multiple personalities who are all clamoring to be heard.
The beginning of the longer work, "Wonder City of the West," came rather directly from the 10 years that I lived in the Hollywood Hills, close to the top of a hill that most people don't even know of, even though it is visible from Sunset Blvd and accessible by the straggly, two lane, western end of Hollywood Blvd. I used to hike up to the top every week or so as cardio exercise.
Both of these stories are "Speculative Fiction" and both of them are time-travel stories, although not in any ordinary way. "Ingoldsby" is sort of a summer-house party story, and "Wonder City" is an homage to filmdom's Golden Age in Hollywood, filled with gossip and scandal. Like I said, not your ordinary time-travel stories.
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The Other Man
Who is the other man? He’s an accident waiting to happen: the skateboarder round the bend, the smiling barista with the extra hot mocha, the computer geek eager to retool your mate’s hard drive. He’s a relationship gatecrasher bound by no rules and with no sense of fair play. Like Caesar, he comes, he sees, he conquers. On the flip side, you or I can be the other man, charging in and breaking the bonds of a committed relationship without a thought to the pain and misery inflicted upon the injured parties. Face it: We’re not all innocent bystanders in other-man scenarios.
The Other Man is an artistic collaboration by and about gay men and their relationships. If you’ve ever been the other man, had him invade your life, or are just plain curious about this beguiling, unpredictable and dangerous creature, then this anthology of personal essays is for you. Twenty-one of our most acclaimed authors, many Lambda Award winners and finalists, write candidly about either being the other man, suffering the other man or having their relationships tested by infidelity. What they tell us is we must take heart, it does get better and one day our luck is bound to change. We’ll survive the bumps and detours in our relationships and weather the storms, or resolve to move on. Along the way, we’ll hope to meet someone new and simpatico, maybe even our long-awaited soul mate. Life will be good again. Or will it?
Contributors include: Perry Brass, Austin Bunn, Rob Byrnes, Mark Canavera, R.W. Clinger, Lewis DeSimone, Paul Alan Fahey, Wes Hartley, William Henderson, Allen Mack, Jeff Mann, Tom Mendicino, Erik Orrantia, Felice Picano, David Pratt, Glen Retief, Jeffrey Ricker, Rodney Ross, Jason Schneiderman, Philip Dean Walker, and Chuck Willman. Edited by: Paul Alan Fahey.
Our Naked Lives: Essays from Gay Italian American Men
Edited by Joseph Anthony Logiudice & Michael Carosone
Literary Nonfiction. LGBT Studies. Italian American Studies. Edited by Joseph Anthony LoGiudice and Michael Carosone. An amazing collection of essays that finally addresses an experience so many of us share. Evocative, moving, and entertaining, OUR NAKED LIVES brings forth the stories of so many of us who've often felt left out in gay culture as well as in Italian-American culture, while simultaneously celebrating the richness of both.
In Conversation with the Violet Quill: Andrew Holleran, Felice Picano, and Edmund White
by Frank Pizzoli for Lambda Literary
April 10, 2013
In November 1980, New York’s SoHo Weekly News tagged a cover story Fag Lit’s New Royalty, referring to Andrew Holleran, Felice Picano, and Edmund White, alive today, and Christopher Cox, Michael Grumley, Robert Ferro, and George Whitmore, who have died. Since the publication of that story, which was subtitled A Moveable Brunch – A Fag Lit Mafia,they have brought out the best in admirers and the worst in detractors.
Collectively the seven authors became known as The Violet Quill, meeting only eight times between March 31, 1980 and March 3, 1981. They had a sample “reader” published, emerging later as titans of gay male literature. Their sexual affairs with each other were labyrinth but not unusual in New York City at the time.
Although their status as individuals in gay literature has never been creditably challenged, the Quill’s crowning as an influential group has been called a myth by some, their influence criticized by others.