Looking Glass Lives: A Novel

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Alyson Books, 1998 - Fiction - 216 pages
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One of the most enduring and versatile writers of gay literature returns with a new and surprising novel. Bestselling author Felice Picano has crafted a startling and haunting story spanning two centuries in a small seaside town. Amity Pritchard, her sister Constance, and Captain Eugene Calder endure anguished love and death at the end of the nineteenth century, only to emerge again as Roger Lynch, his wife Karen, and the dangerously captivating Chas, who alternately love and torment each other in the world of today. Permanently entwined, yet fluid in gender and sexuality, these three souls emerge and reemerge throughout history, drawn to one another by shared passion, but incapable of altering their shared destiny. Looking Glass Lives is a remarkable and irresistible combination of reincarnation, romance, tragedy, and redemption.

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Roger Lynch treats his wife Karen to a visit to the his family's old Sumer stomping grounds in Nansquett, and while they're walking through the neighborhood of his grandfather's house, they stumble ... Read full review

Looking Glass Lives: A Novel

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The latest work from Picano (Like People in History, LJ 6/15/95) is an intriguing Gothic tale involving the intertwined lives of three people whose gender (but not their destiny) changes from one ... Read full review


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About the author (1998)

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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