Late in the Season

Late in the Season

by Felice Picano
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Late in the Season 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
carlosmock More than 1 year ago
Late in The Season by Felice Picano The book is set in Fire Island, on the Pines; more precisely the community of Sea Mist, in the early 1980's. Not aware of the AIDS epidemic, the book focuses on three people: A gay couple: Jonathan Lash and Daniel Harpin; and a confused teenager, Stephanie (Stevie) Locke. It is after Labor day and Stevie has an identity crises. She feels trapped in her routine high society life; hates becoming a wife to a her rich suitor, Bill Trevney, and dreads going back to Smith College for her sophomore year. She asks for the Family's cottage keys on Sea Mist, where she hopes to sort out her life. Jonathan Lash is a successful composer, who is in the middle of writing the score for The Lady and The Falcon, his first work that will go directly to Broadway. He's been "married" to Daniel (Dan) Halpirn, a successful T. V. director who away in London for a month directing a BBC series. Both men are at the peak of their careers, but their relationship is NOT monogamous: they've both had several affairs. Enter Stevie, who on her first night at her parent's house on Fire Island is scared to death by a storm, and ends up seeking refuge at "The Lover's Place," as she calls the residence occupied by Jonathan and Dan. When she wakes up next morning and sees Jonathan's beautiful body, she has an orgasm. After this revelation, which is a first for her, she's on a mission: to bed the beautiful lover, now that his boyfriend is out of town. She succeeds, but in her new "relationship" she realizes that she has found the answer to her quest: "all she would have to do was to follow her ideal, and the rest would follow in time, a man or a family, or something else--friends, a career, doing something useful." p181. As she tells her stalker, Matt: "If you have a dream, you should follow it." Picano tells us in the afterword that the novel is inspired by an affair he had: "Like the one in the novel, it was a triangle, and, like the young woman in the novel, I was the third party intruding into a marriage. Yes, I was Stevie--not Jonathan." The novel is a page turner and reads fast and easy. It was a pleasure to read and I recommend it to anyone who's ever been in a love triangle......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago