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The Blue Star

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Two heroes, reflective Peter and Byronic Chase, indulge their youthful appetites in Florence. Over the next 20 years their paths diverge and reconverge. Chase marries into the Italian aristocracy and Peter pursues his passion for Lorenzo, a beautiful young Florentine. The past impinges on the present as the story of Chase"s ancestor, Orvil Starkweather, is revealed -- the...more
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 244 pages
Published April 30th 1985 by Dutton Books (first published 1985)
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An odd yet intriguing book... Initially, it's a rather romantic look at chic gay life at the end of the disco-and-cocaine era, with that slightly melancholy Fitzgeraldian note... And then, suddenly, you're in the midst of an Umberto Eco story--- a well-researched, well-crafted almost-conspiracy tale about Frederick Law Olmstead, the Freemasons, and the building of Central Park. Surprising, unexpected, and oddly delightful. Worth finding.
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Attended Rutgers University and received a Master's Degree from the University of Iowa. Founder of the The Violet Quill literary group with his parter Michael Grumley.

Died of AIDS in 1988 a few months after his partner, Michael Grumley.
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