Babycakes

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Harper Collins, Jan 7, 1994 - Fiction - 336 pages
7 Reviews
"An extended love letter to a magical San Francisco."
--New York Times Book Review

When an ordinary househusband and his ambitious wife decide to start a family, they discover there's more to making a baby then meets the eye. Help arrives in the form of a grieving gay neighbor, a visiting monarch, and the dashing young lieutenant who defects from her yacht. Bittersweet and profoundly affecting, Babycakes was the first work of fiction to acknowledge the arrival of AIDS.

"Armistead is a true original. His tales are bang up-to-date. They will surprise and maybe even shock you, but, I promise, they will make you laugh."
--Ian McKellen

"Maupin has a genius for observation. His characters have the timing of vaudeville comics, flawed by human frailty and fueled by blind hop."
--Denver Post

"Armistead Maupin's San Francisco saga careens beautifully on."
-- New York Times Book Review

 

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User Review  - jeffome - LibraryThing

Very fun book!.. I very much enjoyed the first 3 of this series, and this followed suit perfectly. It is silly...sit-com silly......many of the characters are really caricatures - stereotypical....but ... Read full review

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User Review  - maggie1944 - LibraryThing

[Babycakes] by Armistead Maupin Well, that was a fun romp. Maupin finds silly ways to put his characters into predicaments and then even sillier ways to extricate them. I read this book in one day, a ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
4
Section 3
13
Section 4
18
Section 5
22
Section 6
29
Section 7
38
Section 8
45
Section 24
153
Section 25
162
Section 26
181
Section 27
190
Section 28
205
Section 29
209
Section 30
217
Section 31
225

Section 9
53
Section 10
61
Section 11
65
Section 12
74
Section 13
78
Section 14
85
Section 15
95
Section 16
100
Section 17
108
Section 18
118
Section 19
124
Section 20
129
Section 21
134
Section 22
139
Section 23
148
Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
278
Section 39
281
Section 40
284
Section 41
296
Section 42
300
Section 43
306
Section 44
312
Section 45
315
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About the author (1994)

Armistead Maupin is the author of Maybe the Moon, The Night Listener, and the bestselling Tales of the City series. A new musical based on the first two Tales novels premiered at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater in the summer of 2011. Maupin lives in San Francisco with his husband, Christopher Turner.

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