The Night Listener: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Fiction - 368 pages
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"I'm a fabulist by trade," warns Gabriel Noone, a late-night radio storyteller, as he begins to untangle the skeins of his tumultuous life: his crumbling ten-year love affair, his disaffection from his Southern father, his longtime weakness for ignoring reality. Gabriel's most sympathetic listener is Pete Lomax, a thirteen-year-old fan in Wisconsin whose own horrific past has left him wise and generous beyond his years. But when this virtual father-son relationship is rocked by doubt, a desperate search for the truth ensues. Welcome to the complex, vertiginous world of The Night Listener.

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User Review  - HarryMacDonald - LibraryThing

I am torn between shooting from the hip about this book -- and its factual background -- and reading what others have had to say about it. For now, I will just say a few words based on close knowledge ... Read full review

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User Review  - mazda502001 - LibraryThing

I had heard good reports about this book and I read about 100 pages and it seemed ok but then it started to get weird and it lost me. Back Cover Blurb: Gabriel Noone is a writer whose late-night radio ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Armistead Maupin is the author of the nine-volume Tales of the City series, which includes Tales of the City, More Tales of the City, Further Tales of the City, Babycakes, Significant Others, Sure of You, Michael Tolliver Lives, Mary Ann in Autumn, and now The Days of Anna Madrigal. Maupin's other novels include Maybe the Moon and The Night Listener. Maupin was the 2012 recipient of the Lambda Literary Foundation's Pioneer Award. He lives in San Francisco with his husband, the photographer Christopher Turner.

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