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eBook Like People in History: A Gay American Epic ePub

by Felice Picano

  • ISBN: 0140245251
  • Category: Literature and Fiction
  • Subcategory: Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian
  • Author: Felice Picano
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Viking; 1st edition (June 1, 1996)
  • Pages: 528
  • ePub book: 1874 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1403 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 436

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Like People in History is a portrait of gay America during 4 decades, but it doesn’t force you into historical facts, it shows you . Felice Picano wrote an outstanding novel in amazingly intense, emotional and incredibly beautiful way. I could not put it down.

Like People in History is a portrait of gay America during 4 decades, but it doesn’t force you into historical facts, it shows you this period of time from the perspective of our narrator Roger, this book is in the first place the story of two cousins, Roger and Alistair. Their relationship is complicated and their encounters are always fateful. This book is an interesting documentary tracking of a gay American history, but it is not about history, the history here is just a background of Roger’s and Alistair’s lives.

Like People in History book. This is a gay American epic novel with wide popular appeal. Picano weaves a powerful saga of four decades in the lives of two men and their lovers, relatives, friends, and enemies. Tragic, comic, sexy, and romantic, filled with varied and colorful characters, Like People in History is both entertainingly moving and supremely entertaining. Picano - best-selling author, This is a gay American epic novel with wide popular appeal.

Like People in History. Cousins Roger and Alistair become lifelong friends when they meet as boys in 1954. Though Picano's latest may lack the significance implied by its subtitle, his memorable characters and wonderfully dishy dialogue evoke changing gay sensibilities with affecting measures of both tragedy and comedy. Gay romance is coming into full bloom in the wake of the Defense of Marriage Act's fall, and the literary world is giving this full expression.

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.

Publisher Description. 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.

Later it is Alastair who covets Rogers greatest love, The dark and handsome Vietnam hero, Matt Loguidice, sailor, model, poet and gay icon. but that is just a small part of this vast novel that takes us through the days of gay sexual liberation to the devastation of the AIDS epidemic as Roger leads us though his varied life. But this is much more than a chronicle of gay life through the second half of the Twentieth Century, it is a brilliantly written, entertaining, thought provoking, funny and moving.

Felice Picano (born February 22, 1944) is an American writer, publisher, and critic who has encouraged the development of gay literature in the United States. His work is documented in many sources. Felice Picano graduated cum laude from Queens College in 1964 with English department honors. Rather, being both gay and an epic (. it's campy and it's long), it succeeds as a story that doesn't take itself too seriously and will be much in demand as a beach book. They discover their homosexuality and their lives intersect against the backdrop of 20th-century gay culture, from the beachboy surfer days of the 1960s, to Greenwich Village AIDS activism in the 1990s. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

The cover line for Felice Picano’s Like People in History, ‘a gay American epic’, recalls the subtitle of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, ‘a gay fantasia on national themes’, and the title of the novel itself is taken from an unpublished book by Edmund White.

Items related to Like People in History: A Gay American Epic. Picano, Felice Like People in History: A Gay American Epic. ISBN 13: 9780140245257. The novel opens in New York City, 1991, with literary maven Roger Sansarc, who narrates, and his current boyfriend attending a 45th-birthday celebration for Roger's flamboyant second cousin, Alistair Dodge. Alistair is suffering from AIDS, and Roger has brought the requested pills to hasten his demise.

Author Felice Picano.

10 2. Books by Felice Picano: The Lure. 10. Contemporary Gay Romances. Like People in History. Late in the Season.

Growing up together as second cousins and best friends--but opposite personalities--Roger Sansarc and Alistair Dodge fall in love with the same man, and together all of their lives are explored in relation to the milestones in recent gay history. Reprint. Tour.

Comments

Cells Cells
I am very pleased with this purchase and with the seller. This book is in great condition, as if I bought it new at a bookstore. The seller's description said "lightly rubbed" as a negative, but I don't see it. The dust jacket, the pages, the binding, etc. are all in great condition. The packaging it arrived in was very good; you could tell the seller was trying to protect the book. This is a book I have owned and enjoyed for years, but my soft cover copy has begun to fall apart. I was thrilled to find a hard copy of the book and the fact that it is in great condition is even better.

I highly recommend purchasing from this seller!
Dusho Dusho
If you want a good portrait of what NY gay life was like until the plague hit, this is a great book. The parallel portraits of the two cousins are interesting, and the writing is good. The story is like a soap opera, but it's gay history.
Pringles Pringles
Wonderful book. Beautifully written spanning a very interesting period of time. The characters are well developed and real. I loved this book.
Ces Ces
Everything came as described and was delivered within several days.
Dalarin Dalarin
one of my favorite books. I am Gay and this is the kind of epic story I can relate to. Maybe when people finally become tolerant they can make this book into a movie!
Thetalune Thetalune
Although it wasn't a horrid read, it was not the best... The main characters were good and bad. The protagonist endures too much negligence and it becomes like an unhealthy obsession.
Dark_Sun Dark_Sun
Great and fast delivery
This book is magnificent.

A gem.

Unforgettable. Incredible. Provoking.

Like People in History covers the 1950s, the 1960s, the 1970s, the 1980s and the very beginning of the 1990s, probably the most significant and crucial years in the history of gay movement.

This book is often termed as a gay male epic. I have to admit, that this + the title was also(unfortunately) the main reason, why I waited so long with reading it: I was afraid that this book would be too documentary and therefore maybe flat and free of emotions, written in a non-fictional style - I’m not a big fan of non-fictional books.

How I was wrong!..

At this point I have to express my sincere gratitude to Ethan Sawyer, an audio book narrator. Because hadn’t I listened to a sample on Audible, Like People in History would have been still waited to be discovered by me. But I did! And I was immediately drew into the story, literally, from the first syllable. Of course, the voice and narrating is nothing without a proper content, but I just want to emphasize what an excellent job Ethan Sawyer did.

The story opens in New York in 1991, in our days, what of course is relative. This book- I couldn’t believe it, but it is true-was published in 1996! Roger Sansarc, a first person narrator, a well know editor, writer, university professor and gay rights activist, together with his young lover Wally gets ready for a 45th -birthday party of his cousin Alistair Dodge, who is suffering from AIDS.
Soon we’ll find out that a birthday present for Alistair that Roger PROMISED to give him is the sixty pills with which Alistair fully intends to end his life tonight, when the last guest is gone.

This event brings all memories back, in the 1954, the year when Alistair and Roger met the first time, and the readers will be taken on a fascinating journey through decades, from their childhood in the early 50s, through the Vietnam War's period, the Stonewall era, the AIDS epidemic, through Woodstock, LA, Chelsea, San Francisco, Fire Island, and Manhattan.

Like People in History is a portrait of gay America during 4 decades, but it doesn’t force you into historical facts, it shows you this period of time from the perspective of our narrator Roger, this book is in the first place the story of two cousins, Roger and Alistair.
Their relationship is complicated and their encounters are always fateful. For both.

This book is an interesting documentary tracking of a gay American history, but it is not about history, the history here is just a background of Roger’s and Alistair’s lives. Like People in History is in the first place an excellent written and deeply touching tale about friendship, relationships, bonds, betrayals, commitments, obligations, sex and LOVE.
Love that we can probably experience only once in our life. If at all.

Despite of dramatic events, this book is not depressing, it made me laugh and cry and laugh and cry again. The writing style is wonderfully flowing. The author has found a very entertaining way to interwove the past events with the present days.

Felice Picano wrote an outstanding novel in amazingly intense, emotional and incredibly beautiful way. I could not put it down. I.LOVE EVERYTHING.

I listened to an audio book, then I read what I had listened to and vice versa. I can’t remember when I did something like this before. I became addictive with Roger's story.

IF you enjoy and appreciate gay fiction, please, read it.

I can’t recommend it highly enough.