The conclusion to the Tales of the City Series. Compulsively readable. Maupin demonstrates compassion for all his characters, and the character development is great. All the intrigue and plot twists of a soap opera, but not near as seedy. These books made me want to move to San Francisco at one point.
Loved the entire series! What a great cast of characters. They felt just like friends! I'm sorry that this is the last book =(
This is the sixth and final novel in the author's Tales of the City series. It is beautifully written, and the author is a keen and intelligent observer of relationships. This is a funny and subversive comedy about modern allegiances.
Story of a woman whi must choose between national stardom and her husband and child. Great dialogue and sharp observations of people. It was a NY Times best seller, and deservedly so.
Entertaining. Fun characters.
In this final Tales of the City novel from Armistead Maupin. Mary Ann Singleton is married to Brian who had lived up on the roof at Mrs. Madrigals. They have an adoptive daughter Shawna who was Connie's child, Mary Ann's friend Connie was also from Cleveland, if you saw the original series on Showtime. Connie had moved to San Fransisco first and when Mary Ann came out to San Fransisco, she stayed with Connie for a couple of days before finding the apartment on Barbary Lane. Connie died a few days after her daughter was born and had left a note asking Brian and Mary Ann to raise her. Michael (aka Mouse) has a new lover, Jon has died of AIDS and Mouse is HIV positive. Brian and Michael run a nursery and Mary Ann is the host of a local talk show. In this, New York has come calling in the form of Mary Ann's ex-lover Burke, Burke is a producer and wants Mary Ann to do her show in New York. Mrs. Madrigal is still around, passing out joints at her gatherings, she and Mona take a trip to the island of Lesbos and of course Mrs Madrigal finds a man there. Maupin is in fine form here as we say goodbye to old friends. All good things must come to an end.
I have read all of his books and I really enjoy them. He brings the characters to life and you feel that you are there with them.
Volume 6 in the series of 6