Goodbye Barbary Lane: “Tales of the City” Books 7-9 (Tales of the City Omnibus)

By | November 22, 2017
Goodbye Barbary Lane: Author Armistead Maupin
ISBN-10 0062563777
ISBN-13 9780062563774
Year 2016-12-06
Pages 832
Language English
Publisher Harper Perennial
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By turns hilarious and heartbreaking Armistead Maupin s bestselling Tales of the City novelsthe final three of which are collected in this third omnibus volumestand as an incomparable blend of great storytelling and incisive social commentary on American culture from the seventies through the first two decades of the new millennium These final days of his San Francisco friends and lovers gay and straight are seriously moving Maupin deftly illustrates how far America and the pioneering Anna have come and nearly forty years into the series his writing remains wildly addictive but is deeper and richer PeopleThe last three novels of Armistead Maupins bestselling critically acclaimed Tales of the City are now available for the first time as an omnibus edition The epic series published between 1978 and 2014 spans the decade before the AIDS crisis through the era of marriage equality following an unforgettable set of characters whose diverse sexual identities helped set the social stage for the ongoing sexual revolution Goodbye Barbary Lanecomprised of Michael Tolliver Lives 2007 Mary Ann in Autumn 2010 and The Days of Anna Madrigal 2014 brings closure to the lives and legacies of the characters through which generations have found connection to Americas larger cultural struggles over the past four decades Joining two companion omnibus volumes 28 Barbary Lane and Back to Barbary Lane Goodbye Barbary Lane presents all of Mr Maupins adeptness at fluid dialogue his flair for shaping characters who thread the needle between pop archetypes and singular human beings and his great gift for intricate if occasionally preposterous plotting New York Times

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