By Armistead Maupin
Armistead Maupin's uproarious and relocating stories of town novels—the first 3 of that are accrued during this omnibus volume—have earned a distinct area of interest in American literature and are thought of indelible records of cultural switch from the seventies during the first 20 years of the recent millennium.
“These novels are as tricky to place down as a dish of pistachios. The reader starts off enjoying the outdated adolescence online game of 'Just yet one more bankruptcy and i will prove the lights,' merely to seem up and notice it really is after midnight.”—Los Angeles occasions publication Review
Originally serialized within the San Francisco Chronicle, Armistead Maupin’s stories of the City (1978), More stories of the City (1980), and Further stories of the City (1982) afforded a mainstream viewers of hundreds of thousands its first publicity to immediately and homosexual characters experiencing on equivalent phrases the follies of city lifestyles.
Among the forged of this groundbreaking saga are the lovelorn citizens of 28 Barbary Lane: the bewildered yet aspiring Mary Ann Singleton, the libidinous Brian Hawkins; Mona Ramsey, nonetheless in a sixties trance, Michael "Mouse" Tolliver, eternally in bright-eyed pursuit of Mr. correct; and their marijuana-growing landlady, the indefatigable Mrs. Madrigal.
Hurdling obstacles either social and sexual, Maupin leads them via heartbreak and triumph, via nail-biting terrors and gleeful coincidences. the result's a glittering and addictive comedy of manners that keeps to beguile new generations of readers.
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