More tales of the city

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Harper & Row, 1989 - Fiction - 340 pages
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This second volume of Maupin's series contains brilliant characterizations and inventive plots for his faithful cast to embrace.

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User Review  - MomsterBookworm - LibraryThing

I sometimes watch Chinese dramas / soap operas with my mother, and I always marvel (in a baffled sort of way) that in as large a city as portrayed in the show, all the characters in the story are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Charles Eliot - Goodreads

Book two of my sprint through the original six Tales of the City books, leading up to reading the three newest ones. Human memory works in two basic modes - pattern matching and highlights. Events can ... Read full review

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Armistead Maupin, known for his popular series of stories called "Tales of the City," was born in 1944 in Washington D.C. and received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Maupin describes himself in his early years as an archconservative, a republican, and a racist, who went to Vietnam in the late 1960's because he felt it was the right thing to do. In 1972, Maupin moved to San Francisco where his life changed dramatically. Surrounded by more accepting and tolerant people than he'd known growing up, he became open about his own homosexuality. His personal awakening sparked his interest in becoming a writer. "Tales of the City" began as a column for the San Francisco Chronicle. The series describes a group of characters that live together in a boarding house in San Francisco. The stories involve a variety of people, including male and female, gay and straight, and convey a social message of tolerance and honesty through their depiction of a life in which different types of people interact normally and naturally. The stories are humorous, touching, and sometimes satirical. Eventually, Maupin's Tales were collected into a series of six novels. In 1993, the British Broadcasting Company adapted them for a television series that aired on PBS in 1994. Armistead Maupin's other works include a novel entitled "Maybe the Moon," some pieces written for the theater, and articles and chapters contributed to several books and newspapers.

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