Significant Others

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9780060961268: Significant Others

The fifth novel in the "Tales of the city" sequence, which chronicles high, low and louche life in San Francisco and looks at the perplexing consequences of the AIDS epidemic. Maupin aims to portray the trials of modern love and lust and demystify the gay way of life, with sensitivity and humour. He lives in San Francisco and his novels were originally serialized in the "San Francisco Chronicle" and the "San Francisco Examiner". The four previous books in this sequence are available as Corgi paperback originals.

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"Significant Others", the fifth self-contained chronicle in the "Tales of the City" saga, is a cunningly observed class comedy that's sure to be relished by the cognoscenti and by new readers alike. A holiday in the redwoods goes uproariously awry when the opposing sexes camp out rather too close to each other for comfort. Among those entangled in the mayhem are DeDe Halcyon, reformed debutante, troubled house-husband Brian Hawkins, and the irrepressible Michael 'Mouse' Tolliver (arguably Maupin's most beloved creation).

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Armistead Maupin was born in Washington, D.C. in 1944 but was brought up in Raleigh, North Carolina. A graduate of the University of North Carolina, he served as a naval officer in Vietnam before moving to California in 1971 as a reporter for the Associated Press. In 1976 he launched his daily newspaper serial, Tales of the City, in the San Francisco Chronicle. The first fiction to appear in an American daily for decades, Tales grew into an international sensation when compiled and rewritten as novels. Maupin's six-volume Tales of the City sequence - Tales of the City, More Tales of the City, Further Tales of the City, Babycakes, Significant Others and Sure of You - are now multi-million bestsellers published around the world. He is also the author of two other bestselling novels, Maybe the Moon and The Night Listener, which was recently made into a film starring Robin Williams and Toni Collette. He lives in San Francisco, California. Official Author Web Site: www.ArmisteadMaupin.com

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