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Houston Voice, No. 998, December 10, 1999 - File 018. 1999-12-10. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 23, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/1439/show/1423.

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Title Houston Voice, No. 998, December 10, 1999
Contributor
  • Hennie, Matthew A.
Publisher Window Media
Date December 10, 1999
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Title File 018
Transcript HOUSTON VOICE • DECEMBER 10, 1999 A GUIDE FOR YOUR LEISURE TIME With 'The Book of Lies' Violet Quill author Felice Picano fictionalizes history into a mysterious intrigue byJIMPROVENZANO What is truth? Felice Picano may know, but in his latest novel, literary truths become an elusive mystery. In "The Book of Lies," the author of 19 books, including the best-selling "Like People in History," takes on another aspect of gay history: his own. Picano is considered one of a shining group of writers who began publishing as openly gay authors in 1970s and 1980s. As a member of the Violet Quill, he joined the company of Edmund White, Andrew Holleran, Christopher Cox, George Whitmore, Robert Ferro and his partner Michael Crumley. Picano's work as a publisher extended that contribution when he started Seahorse Press, which first published playwrights Robert Chesley and Harvey Fierstein, authors Dennis Cooper, Robert Gluck, Jane Chambers, and a little-known photographer named Robert Mapplethorpe who created the cover art for Brad Gooch's first book, "Jailbait." Picano's own work spans an astounding set of genres—memoirs, science fiction, sex manuals, mysteries, literary novels, plays, screenplays, poetry and essays. It is fitting that one of the outstanding survivors of that era would create a literary* adventure out of history, complete with whimsical appendices of the collected works of the fictional Purple Circle. Ross Ohrenstedt, is led down a rabbit hole of intrigue in search of the evasive Len Spurgeon: baseball player, muse and raconteur. In search of the undiscovered writings of the mysterious Spurgeon, Ross discovers more than he expected, including some viciously competitive scholars—just the sort of intrigue Picano is known for. With the first British hardback version released in June 1998 by Little, Brown/Abacus, Alyson Publications has just published the American version of "The Book of Lies." Houston Voice talked to Picano from his Los Angeles home. Houston Voice: It's obvious that "The Book of Lies" toould be entertaining even for folks who don't know about the real people you re fictionalizing. Felice Picano: I certainly hope so. One of the reasons I wrote this was that people don't know about us at all, even though in England they call us the gay Bloomsbury group. >- Continued on page 24 Outside jheO/% ■/ MusicDUA Two recording artists, Kristen Hall and LaTonya Peoples, share what they've learned and what they love as they release new CDs by PAIGE PARVIN Kristen Hall and LaTonya Peoples have a few things in common: They like to write love songs. They like to date women. They are musicians who offer something other than a typical girl-with-guitar show. And they both recently released new CDs. Hall: a gift from L.A. Like some kind of prodigal daughter of the local folk scene, Kristen Hall returned to her home of Atlanta to show her audience what she did during a whirlwind two-year stint in Los Angeles. And she did a lot. Longtime fans got a glimpse of her new work and skills during a recent performance, where Hall led with a show and CD release party. "California-Made >- Continued on page 22
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