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The Book Of Lies

The Book Of Lies

Bright, ambitious and handsome, Ross Ohrenstedt, a high-flier in the fashionable field of Queer Studies is flourishing amid the back-stabbing, resentments and petty intrigues of academia. He has just taken up a prestigious university post in Los Angeles and has been appointed to oversee the collection of the papers and works of Damon Von Slyke, prominent man of letters and leading light of the gay literary salon known as the Purple Circle. Sorting through the papers, Ross stumbles across a ‘lost’ work by an unknown author. His quest to identify the mystery writer and achieve the glory of scholastic tenure unveils the lives and wild times of a group of writers who in the 1970s and 1980s broke new ground in the creation of a gay literary sensibility. But the truth contained within THE BOOK OF LIES is even more surprising…
With sharp wit, powerfully unexpected revelations and a luscious sense of place and character, Felice Picano’s new novel explores the ties of love, friendship and betrayal with rewarding depth and emotional honesty.


With a luscious sense of place and character and with powerfully unexpected revelations, Felice Picano’s new novel explores the ties of love, friendship and betrayal with rewarding depth and emotional honesty.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 17th June 1999

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780349109916

Reviews

An absorbing Henry James-style comedy of manners
Scott Bradfield, MAIL ON SUNDAY
Entertaining ... a hilarious roman a clef ... which includes some very deft, witty references to real published authors, including its own ... carefully plotted and suspenseful
GUARDIAN
Fascinating ... [a] thoroughly engrossing tale of literary and academic intrigue
GAY TIMES
Picano's prose is funny, elegant and compulsive reading, a light style matched with persuasive storytelling.
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