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Stories within stories, secrets buried for generations, and the ghostly presence of a tragic figure from Civil War times haunts a seaside Rhode Island town and the lives of sexually precocious cousins Roger and Chas Lynch. When grown up Roger returns to live in the town's "haunted house" with his new wife, he discovers its cruel story. And the cousins' love triangle plays out eternal cycles of passion, jealousy, and perhaps also redemption.
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Looking Glass Lives

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Overview

Stories within stories, secrets buried for generations, and the ghostly presence of a tragic figure from Civil War times haunts a seaside Rhode Island town and the lives of sexually precocious cousins Roger and Chas Lynch. When grown up Roger returns to live in the town's "haunted house" with his new wife, he discovers its cruel story. And the cousins' love triangle plays out eternal cycles of passion, jealousy, and perhaps also redemption.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602824508
  • Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
  • Publication date: 8/18/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 559,971
  • File size: 381 KB

Meet the Author

Felice Picano is the author of 19 books, including the literary memoirs Ambidextrous, Men Who Loved Me, and A House on the Ocean, a House on the Bay as well as the best-selling novels Like People in History, Looking Glass Lives, The Lure, and Eyes. He is the founder of Sea Horse Press, one of the first gay publishing houses, which later merged with two other publishing houses to become the Gay Presses of New York. With Andrew Holleran, Robert Ferro, Edmund White, and George Whitmore, he founded the Violet Quill Club to promote and increase the visibility of gay authors and their works. He has edited and written for The Advocate, Blueboy, Mandate, GaysWeek, Christopher Street, and Books Editor of The New York Native and has been a culture reviewer for The Los Angeles Examiner, San Francisco Examiner, New York Native, Harvard Lesbian & Gay Review, and the Lambda Book Report. He has won the Ferro-Grumley Award for best gay novel (Like People in History) and the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award for short-story. He was a finalist for the Ernest Hemingway Award and has been nominated for three Lambda Literary Awards. A native of New York, Felice Picano now lives in Los Angeles.
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  • Posted August 27, 2012

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    Looking glass Lives by Felice Picano This is the story of two l

    Looking glass Lives by Felice Picano This is the story of two love
    triangles separated by two centuries. The story opens with Roger
    Lynch, in the present, as he has repair work done on his mansion; and
    immediately goes back to a flashback. Roger talks about his youth and
    how his parents, after losing their youngest baby to Trisomy 21
    (mongoloid or blue baby), decide to visit Roger’s grandfather, Ralph
    Lynch, in the town of Nansquett. Here, Roger meets his cousin Chas,
    slightly older, and soon Chas seduces and rapes Roger. Their
    relationship is one of admiration and hate, and ends when Chas steals
    Eileen, Roger’s childhood sweetheart, from him. Next, Roger is now
    married to Karen. They find The Amity House with all 13 acres on the
    selling block. Immediately Roger is “attracted” to the house, because
    he had met Ms. Amity Pritchard when Roger was 8, and she had given him a
    golden eagle, for a small favor. Roger and Karen start remodeling the
    house, as Karen starts working in the town public library. Stories
    within stories, secret buried in Amity’s journals throughout
    generations, with a sexually charged triangle of Roger Lynch, his wife,
    Karen, and the cousin, Chas. Even as they are tormented by each other,
    they are brought together in a cycle of jealousy and passion they are
    incapable of breaking. Roger had found their destinies in the diaries
    of Amity Pritchard, which described another triangle of jealousy and
    passion two centuries earlier, whit a fatal ending. As Roger realizes
    that the cycle is about to reoccur again, he is unable to stop it, but
    identifies the next victim and tries to prepare her for the fate that
    will await her. This a work of remarkable and irresistible combination
    of tragedy, romance, and redemption. Read it in one sitting and loved
    it. Recommend it to anyone who wants to be moved and entertained.....

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