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  • Like People in History

  • A Gay American Epic
  • By: Felice Picano
  • Narrated by: Ethan Sawyer
  • Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Like People in History

By: Felice Picano
Narrated by: Ethan Sawyer
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Narrator Ethan Sawyer's heartfelt performance complements the dramatic events of 20th-century gay history as experienced by Roger Sansarc and his cousin Alistair Dodge. Like People in History opens with AIDS-stricken Alistair's birthday celebration, and Sawyer immediately holds listeners' attention with his nervy tone as Roger brings pills to help Alistair end his suffering. The story moves back and forth from the cousins' first encounters as fourth graders and their subsequent experiences to the present day, detailing Alistair's fate amidst the fallout from the AIDS crisis. Sawyer voices Roger as a wry and self-aware narrator whose conservatism is tempered by his complicated empathy for his theatrical cousin.

Summary

Stonewall Cousins, Roger and Alistair, become lifelong friends when they meet as boys in 1954. After both discovering their homosexuality, their lives intersect against the backdrop of 20th Century gay culture, from the beachboy surfer days of the 1960's, to the Greenwich Village AIDS activism in the 1990's.

©1996 Felice Picano (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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  • Categories: LGBTQ+

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An enjoyable epic that I'd wanted to revisit

I've read a number of Felice Picano novels over the years and have generally enjoyed them. This epic tale spans several decades and allows the reader to experience gay life in America through the dawn of gay lib to the height of the aids epidemic. A great listen and very well performed.

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To whom it may concern - youth experiences

of course another time & social environment - major biographical stories but a lot of boring talks and reflections about 'not really good ole' times, then the first Aids experience together with the ongoing aging process in the former "beach boys community" - but we knew already, when the Music's over turn off the lights

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horribly written

trash dressed up as a classic,it's not it's simply awful, dull,confusing and vile characters. avoid

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