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Felice Picano is the author of more than twenty-five books of poetry, fiction, memoirs, nonfiction, and plays. His work has been translated into many languages and several of his titles have been national and international bestsellers. He is considered a founder of modern gay literature along with the other members of the Violet Quill. Picano also began and operated the SeaHorse Press and Gay Presses of New York for fifteen years. His first novel was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Since then he’s been nominated for and/or won dozens of literary honors, most recently a Lambda Literary Pioneer Award. Recent work includes a collection of stories, Tales: From a Distant Planet, and a history/memoir of early gay life in New York, Art & Sex in Greenwich Village. Picano's latest colleciton of memoirs, True Stories: Protraits From My Past was published in 2011, and, with Prof. Lazaro Lima, Picano co-edited Ambientes: an anthology of GLBT Latina/o writing.

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  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (October 18, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1602826390
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602826397
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,406,343 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tom Libby 100 on January 25, 2012
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Spinning a well-told yarn seems as easy for Felice Picano as breathing is for the rest of us. In this latest collection of short stories, he demonstrates once again that he is a master of the genre. Did the sudden and brutal murder of an ancestor really trigger some creative spark that drives him to write ever more intriguing tales? He thinks that may be a key to the "voices" he hears, making it easier for him to write. Whether that is the case or not, we are the lucky winners, because the stories here display both the amazing breadth of his knowledge and its depth, as well. There is always a bit of mystery in each of them, and that's one of the qualities that has made his work so popular. They range from a romance from the 19th century to a couple of the best science fiction I've read, and everywhere in between. I had picked a few favorites, but that was before I got to the last adventure. It was both absorbing and chilling, and then so suddenly, extremely erotic that my emotions flew in all directions at once. Whether you are familiar with Picano's previous writing or not, this is a great read. What a pleasure to recommend this book!
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