In case you missed it last Monday, I was over at Out in Print: Queer Book Reviews talking about Felice Picano‘s An Asian Minor: The True Story of Ganymede, performed by Jason Frazier. An audiobook novella, it was fantastic.
Long out-of-print, this novella is Ganymede’s life story – unapologetic in its ribald details of Greek gods in disguise, trying to seduce the most beautiful youth in the Ancient world. When a prince of Troy is born with perfect proportions, not only does every man he meets desire him, but the Immortals want him as their lover. Ganymede loses his virginity to Hermes at 12, at 14 he captures the attention of Ares and Apollo…can Zeus be next? This risqué tale, narrated by acclaimed storyteller Jason Frazier, will appeal to all who have wondered how one boy stepped out of myth to become a gay icon.
My full review is here, at Out in Print.
Felice Picano is the author of twenty-five books of poetry, fiction, memoirs, and nonfiction. His work is translated into sixteen languages; several titles were national and international bestsellers, including The Lure, Like People in History and The Book of Lies.
Four of Picano’s plays have been produced. He’s considered a founder of modern gay literature along with other members of the Violet Quill. He’s won or been nominated for numerous awards including being a finalist for five Lammies and received the City of West Hollywood’s Rainbow Key award in 2013. Picano’s most recent work is True Stories: Portraits From My Past (2011), Contemporary Gay Romances (2011), Twelve O’Clock Tales (2012) and 20th Century Un-limited.
Jason Frazier is an award-winning voice actor and performer working in animation, interactive, audiobooks, theatre, commercials, new media, film and television. Member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA, ASIFA and the Television Academy.