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The Book of Lies

(1998)
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Bright, ambitious, and handsome, Ross Ohrenstedt is a high flier in the fashionable field of queer studies. He has just taken a prestigious university position in Los Angeles and has been appointed to oversee the collection of papers and works of a leading light of the gay literary salon known as the Purple Circle. Ross stumbles across a "lost" work by an unknown author and his quest to identify the mystery writer and achieve the glory of scholastic tenure unveils increasingly bizarre and unbalanced facts about a group of writers who in the 1970s and 1980s broke new ground in the creation of a gay literary sensibility. But the dark truth contained within The Book of Lies is even more startling. With biting wit and a lush sense of place and character, Felice Picano's daring novel is at once a stylish mystery, a comical roman a clef, and a wicked send-up of the new Ivory Tower.

"Leave it to Felice Picano to add a walloping dose of melodrama and intrigue to a tale already redrawing genre boundaries...What Picano does is take an academic mystery (subject matter that might have proved tedious or solipsistic in lesser hands) and morphs it into something new--a page-turning, often campy, occasionally serious critique of academia and historical truth, literary celebrity, and the imminent future of America."-Philadelphia Tribune

Felice Picano is the author of 19 books including the best-selling novels Like People In History, Looking Glass Lives, The Lure and Eyes as well as the literary memoirs Ambidextrous, Men Who Loved Me, and A House On the Ocean, A House On the Bay. He is also the author with Dr. Charles Silverstein of The New Joy of Gay Sex. A native of New York, Felice Picano now lives in Los Angeles.

    

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Hardback Editions

November 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Book of Lies: A Novel
Author(s): Felice Picano
ISBN: 1-55583-541-4 / 978-1-55583-541-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alyson Books
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June 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: Book Of Lies
Author(s): Felice Picano
ISBN: 0-316-64315-7 / 978-0-316-64315-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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June 1998 : USA Hardback

Title: The Book Of Lies
Author(s): Felice Picano
ISBN: 0-316-64655-5 / 978-0-316-64655-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Paperback Editions

September 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Book of Lies: A Novel
Author(s): Felice Picano
ISBN: 1-55583-592-9 / 978-1-55583-592-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alyson Books
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June 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Book Of Lies
Author(s): Felice Picano
ISBN: 0-349-10991-5 / 978-0-349-10991-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
Availability: Amazon UK