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The Potato Eater

X-RATED novella

Now that my novella THE POTATO EATER is on the window ledge about to leap into publication, I’m dithering. Has it’s raw lusciousness gone over the top?  Should I have left Padric’s story in the banker’s box where it languished gathering dust for 30 years? Are there seats at my table for both my dour(…)

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Vera and Eli

Ira’s father, Eli, is an old surrealist painter. The mother, Vera, an accountant. Their home, a Mediterranean-style landscape… Is it Israel? Greece? Southern California? The reader can’t be sure. Issues of multinationalism rear up as well. Ira returns home after a long absence to offer assistance to these two decrepit people. Because he’s experienced by(…)

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Padric concludes

Padric concludes

             Following is the conclusion to the taped interview with Padric McGarry made in New York City in 1977 also a stock photo of Veronica Lake from the 40s, a prototype, like Dorothy Lamour or Lauren Bacall whom Padric resembled when I first knew him in that long-ago time. Padric,(…)

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Why Padric? Why gay life in the 40s, 50s, 60s? Why such licentious prose?

When I met Padric McGarry in 1976 he looked like a tall, henna-haired Dorothy Lamore from long-ago Hollywood; shoulder length, thick hair, winged shoulder blades, poised with a straight back. His alert, hazel eyes didn’t miss a thing that went on around him. He described himself as “flaming, not nelly with a skinny, fruit body.” We(…)

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