28 Barbary Lane: “Tales of the City” Books 1-3 (Tales of the City Omnibus)

28 Barbary Lane: Author Armistead Maupin
ISBN-10 0062499017
ISBN-13 9780062499011
Year 2016-12-06
Pages 880
Language English
Publisher Harper Perennial
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Armistead Maupin s uproarious and moving Tales of the City novelsthe first three of which are collected in this omnibus volumehave earned a unique niche in American literature and are considered indelible documents of cultural change from the seventies through the first two decades of the new millennium These novels are as difficult to put down as a dish of pistachios The reader starts playing the old childhood game of Just one more chapter and I ll turn out the lights only to look up and discover it s after midnight Los Angeles Times Book Review Originally serialized in the San Francisco Chronicle Armistead Maupins Tales of the City 1978 More Tales of the City 1980 and Further Tales of the City 1982 afforded a mainstream audience of millions its first exposure to straight and gay characters experiencing on equal terms the follies of urban life Among the cast of this groundbreaking saga are the lovelorn residents of 28 Barbary Lane the bewildered but aspiring Mary Ann Singleton the libidinous Brian Hawkins Mona Ramsey still in a sixties trance Michael Mouse Tolliver forever in bright eyed pursuit of Mr Right and their marijuana growing landlady the indefatigable Mrs Madrigal Hurdling barriers both social and sexual Maupin leads them through heartbreak and triumph through nail biting terrors and gleeful coincidences The result is a glittering and addictive comedy of manners that continues to beguile new generations of readers

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