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  • Published: 6 October 2000
  • ISBN: 9780552998765
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $26.99

Tales Of The City

Tales of the City 1


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The first volume in the widely acclaimed and much-loved series

San Francisco, 1976. A naïve young secretary, fresh out of Cleveland, tumbles headlong into a brave new world of laundromat Lotharios, pot-growing landladies, cut throat debutantes, and Jockey Shorts dance contests. The saga that ensues is manic, romantic, tawdry, touching, and outrageous - unmistakably the handiwork of Armistead Maupin.

  • Pub date: 6 October 2000
  • ISBN: 9780552998765
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $26.99

About the Author

Armistead Maupin

Armistead Maupin is the author of Tales of the City, More Tales of the City, Further Tales of the City, Babycakes, Significant Others, Sure of You, Maybe the Moon, The Night Listener, Michael Tolliver Lives and Mary Ann in Autumn. Three television miniseries starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney were made from the first three Tales novels. The Night Listener became a feature film starring Robin Williams and Toni Collette. Maupin lives in San Francisco with his husband, Christopher Turner.

For more information on Armistead Maupin and his books, see his website at www.armisteadmaupin.com

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Praise for Tales Of The City

“'A consummate entertainer...It is Maupin's Dickensian gift to be able to render love convincingly'”

The Times Literary Supplement

“'Maupin is a richly gifted comic author'”

Observer

“'San Francisco is fortunate in having a chronicler as witty and likeable as Armistead Maupin'”

Independent

“'Like those of Dickens and Wilkie Collins, Armistead Maupin's novels have all appeared originally as serials...it is the strength of this approach, with its fantastic adventures and astonishingly contrived coincidences, that makes these novels charming and compelling'”

Literary Review


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