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Mary Ann in Autumn by Armistead Maupin
  

Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

September 2011 Book of the Month.

Over three decades in the making, Armistead Maupin's legendary Tales of the City series rolls into a new age, still sassy, irreverent and curious, and still exploring the boundaries of the human experience with insight, compassion and mordant wit. The last was in 2007, Michael Tolliver Lives. The series has been added to every now and again for over 30 years and the characters age as we go. Mary Ann is now 57 and engaging with all the trappings of the 21st century.

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Mary Ann in Autumn by Armistead Maupin

Twenty years have passed since Mary Ann Singleton left her husband and child in San Francisco to pursue her dream of a television career in New York. Now, a pair of personal calamities has driven her back to the city of her youth and into the arms of her oldest friend, Michael Mouse Tolliver, a gay gardener happily ensconced with his much-younger husband. Mary Ann finds temporary refuge in the couple's backyard cottage, where, at the unnerving age of fifty-seven, she licks her wounds and takes stock of her mistakes. Soon, with the help of Facebook and a few old friends, she begins to re-engage with life, only to confront fresh terrors when her speckled past comes back to haunt her in a way she could never have imagined.


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Old friends, good times and a powerful conclusion: Maupin feels the love and shares it with his readers * Financial Times * The cultural references are still fresh... The characters still compelling * Independent on Sunday * The kind of writer who doesn't have readers so much as devotees... Maupin at his rapturous best * Guardian * Like slipping into a warm, scented bath. Maupin's back, with an eighth instalment of his lovely Tales of the City series... Lie back and enjoy * The Times * Those who loved the last book will rejoice in the fact that Maupin hasn't finished with these much-loved characters yet. More please * Time Out *


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 and The Night Listener. The Night Listener became a feature film starring Robin Williams and Toni Collette. Maupin lives in San Francisco with his husband, Christopher Turner.

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Publication date

1st September 2011

Author

Armistead Maupin

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Author's Website

www.armisteadmaupin.com/lit...

Publisher

Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Books of the Month
Family Drama
Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780552777063

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