Michael Tolliver, the sweet-spirited Southerner in Armistead Maupin's classic Tales of the City series, is arguably one of the most widely loved characters in contem-porary fiction. Now, almost twenty years after ending his ground-breaking saga of San Francisco life, Maupin revisits his all-too-human hero, letting the fifty-five-year-old gardener tell his story in his own voice.
Having survived the plague that took so many of his friends and lovers, Michael has learned to embrace the random pleasures of life, the tender alliances that sustain him in the hardest of times. Michael Tolliver Lives follows its protagonist as he finds love with a younger man, attends to his dying fundamentalist mother in Florida, and finally reaffirms his allegiance to a wise octogenarian who was once his landlady.
Though this is a stand-alone novel—accessible to fans of Tales of the City and new readers alike—a reassuring number of familiar faces appear along the way. As usual, the author's mordant wit and ear for pitch-perfect dialogue serve every aspect of the story—from the bawdy to the bittersweet. Michael Tolliver Lives is a novel about the act of growing older joyfully and the everyday miracles that somehow make that possible.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
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.From AudioFile:
Yes, all the surviving Tales of the City characters make an appearance in this wonderful book--but, no, this is not a sequel. Armistead Maupin trades in his epic storytelling style for a more personal approach. The result is an introspective audiobook about aging in America, sometimes hilarious, sometimes wistful. The perspective is through the eyes of the title character (known to his Tales buddies as Mouse), a 50-something San Franciscan seesawing between his family in the South and his friends in the city. The authorÕs soft Southern accent, true to MouseÕs roots, warms the narration. The diverse characters in this story--including a hairdresser in military camouflage and a pair of gay Bible-toting rednecks--are portrayed with honesty and compassion. R.W.S. 2008 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Harper. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060761350 Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Brand New Condition. 070516. Bookseller Inventory # SKU013468
Book Description Harper, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The internationally bestselling author of "Tales of the City" revisits his gay Everyman from the series, allowing the 55-year-old Michael Tolliver to tell his story in his own voice. Brimming with gentle insights about the human condition, this is a novel about the act of growing older joyfully. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060761350
Book Description Harper, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060761350
Book Description Harper. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060761350 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0060761350
Book Description Harper, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060761350
Book Description Harper, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060761350