The lure

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Delacorte Press, 1979 - Fiction - 409 pages
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In 1979, Felice Picano rocketed to fame with the publication of this shocking, controversial thriller. Riveting and candid in its depiction of the gay sexual subculture of the era, and praised by Stephen King as "Explosive . . . Felice Picano is one hell of a writer, " The Lure thrusts young widower Noel Hathaway into a dark universe of physical and psychological violence; an unwilling lure used by the police to unmask an elusive killer.

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The Lure by Felice Picano Noel Cummings is an NYU student in sociology. One day while riding his bike, he witnesses a murder. He's so sick from it that when a mysterious police agent called Anton ... Read full review

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I still have my first edition of this book, and the poor thing is just ragged. I read and re-read this book every so often. What does that tell you. Read full review

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Felice Picano's first book was finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Since then he has published twenty volumes of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Considered a founder of modern gay literature along with the six other members, of the Violet Quill Club, Picano also founded two publishing companies: the Sea Horse Press and Gay Presses of New York. He has been a regular writer for the San Francisco Examiner, The Lesbian & Gay Review, and the Lambda Book Report. Among his many award-winning books are Like People in History and The Book of Lies. He lives in San Francisco, CA.

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